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Nick Petersen, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Merrick Building, Room 122G
npetersen@miami.edu
(305) 284-6169

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                                        Last Updated On:  April 2018


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine, 2015

    M.A. in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 2012

    B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008


PRIMARY DEPARTMENT
  • Sociology


RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Criminology, Law & Society, Racial Stratification, Geography and Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Statistics


RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
  • SOC 609 Social Statistics

    SOC 391 Crime and Public Policy

    SOC 271 Criminal Justice


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Petersen, Nick. Forthcoming. “Cumulative Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Potentially Capital Cases: A Multi-Stage Analysis of Pre-trial Disparities.” Criminal Justice Review. DOI: 10.1177/0734016817721291.

Dunham, Roger and Nick Petersen (equal authorship). 2017. “Making Black Lives Matter: Evidence-Based Policies for Reducing Police Bias in the Use of Deadly Force” Criminology & Public Policy, 16(1) 341–348. Link 

Petersen, Nick. 2017. “Examining the Sources of Racial Bias in Potentially Capital Cases: A Case Study of Police and Prosecutorial Discretion.” Race and Justice: An International Journal, 7(1) 7-34. Link

Petersen, Nick. 2017. “Neighbourhood Context and Unsolved Murders: The Social Ecology of Homicide Investigations.” Policing and Society. 27(4). Link.  

Petersen, Nick. 2016. “Neighborhood Context and Media Constructions of Murder: A MultiLevel Analysis of Homicide Newspaper Coverage in Los Angeles County.” Homicide Studies, 20(1) 25–52.  Link.

Petersen, Nick and Geoff Ward. 2015. "The Transmission of Historical Racial Violence: Lynching, Civil Rights-Era Terror, and Contemporary Interracial Homicide." Race and Justice, 5(2) 114-143.  Link


SELECTED RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH

Provost’s Research Award ($27,500), University of Miami
    -Co-PI with Marisa Omori

Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas ($7,500.00), 2016-2017, University of Miami
    -Co-PI with Justin Stoler, Jessica Williams, Donna Coker

Faculty Learning Community Fellowship (University of Miami)