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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:  Janaury 2017


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 609E Social Statistics

    SOC 391 Crime and Public Policy

    SOC 271 Criminal Justice


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Dunham, Roger and Nick Petersen. Forthcoming. “Making Black Lives Matter: Evidence-Based Policies for Reducing Police Bias in the Use of Deadly Force” Criminology & Public Policy. DOI:10.1111/1745-9133.12284.

Petersen, Nick. Forthcoming. “Examining the Sources of Racial Bias in Potentially Capital Cases: A Case Study of Police and Prosecutorial Discretion.” Race and Justice: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1177/2153368716645842.

Petersen, Nick. Forthcoming. "Neighbourhood context and unsolved murder: the social ecology of homicide investigations."  Policing and Society. DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2015.1063629. 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

Petersen, Nick. 2014. "Neighbourhood context and media constructions of murder: A multi-level analysis of homicide newspaper coverage in Los Angeles County."  Homicide Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1088767914554616.  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)