Recent Faculty Research


Peer Reviewed Publications

Baker, J.O., Stroope, S., & Walker, M.H. (2018). Secularity, religiosity, and health: Physical and mental health differences between atheists, agnostics, and nonaffiliated theists compared to religiously affiliated individuals. Social Science Research. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.07.003

Brantingham, P.J., Valasik, M., & Mohler, G.O. (2018) Does Predictive Policing Lead to Biased Arrests? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Statistics and Public Policy. 5(1): 11-17.

Clark, J., & Stroope, S. (2018). Intergenerational social mobility and religious ecology: Disaggregating the conservative Protestant bloc. Social Science Research. 70: 242–253.

Donnelly, R., Umberson, D.J., & Kroeger, R.A. (2018). Childhood Adversity, Daily Stress, and Marital Strain in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Marriages. Journal of Family Issues. 39 (7): 2085-2106.

Hori, M & Kamo, Y. (2018). Do Gender Differences Still Exist? The Effects of Gender Equality and Social Statuses on Happiness in a Cross-National Perspective. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology. 55: 7-32.

Kim, H. & Kamo, Y. (2018). Women’s Socioeconomic Characteristics and Marriage Intention in Korea. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology. 55: 33-56.

Kroeger, R.A. (2018). Parental Happiness and Strain among Young Adult Parents Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Chronic Illness. 14 (1): 69–75.

Kroeger, R.A., & Frank, R. (2018). Race-Ethnicity, Union Status, and Change in Body Mass Index among Young Adults. Journal of Marriage and Family. 80 (2): 444-462.

Lin, Y, Kamo, Y. & Slack, T. (Forthcoming). Is It the Government’s Responsibility to Reduce Income Inequality? An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Public Opinion Toward Redistributive Policy in the United States, 1978 to 2016. Sociological Spectrum.

Martinez, B.C., Tom, J.C., Ferguson, T.W., Andercheck, B., & Stroope, S. (2018). Parenting Practices and Attitudes and the Role of Belief in Supernatural Evil: Results From a National US Survey. Journal of Family Issues. 39(6): 1616–1638.

Onda, M. & Kamo, Y. (2018). Labor Market in the United States. Japanese Journal of Labor Research 693: 11-19

O'Connell, H.A. (2018). Linking Racial Composition, Black-White Inequality, and Regional Difference: The Role of Migration. The Sociological Quarterly. 59(1): 128-144

Reid, S.E. & Valasik, M. (2018). CTRL+ALT-RIGHT: Reinterpreting our Knowledge of White Supremacy Groups through the Lens of Street Gangs. Journal of Youth Studies. doi: 10.1080/13676261.2018.1467003

Reling, T.T., Barton, M.S., Becker, S., & Valasik, M. (2018). Rape Myths and Hookup Culture: An Examination of Collegiate Perceptions. Sex Roles. 78(7): 501-514.

Stroope, S., & Baker, J.O. (2018). Whose Moral Community? Religiosity, Secularity, and Self-rated Health across Communal Religious Contexts. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 59(2): 185–199.

Stroope, S., Rackin, H.M., Stroope, J.L., & Uecker, J.E. (2018). Breastfeeding and the Role of Maternal Religion: Results from a National Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 52(4): 319–330.

Thiede, B., Kim, H., & Valasik, M. (2018). The Spatial Concentration of America’s Rural Poor Population: A Post-Recession Update. Rural Sociology. 83(1): 109-144

Tinkler, J., Becker, S., & Clayton, K. (2018). Kind of Natural, Kind of Wrong”: Young People’s Accounts of the Morality, Legality, and Normalcy of Sexual Aggression in Public Drinking Spaces. Law and Social Inquiry. 43(1): 28-57

Valasik, M. (2018). Gang Violence Predictability: Using Risk Terrain Modeling to study Gang Homicides and Gang Assaults in East Los Angeles. Journal of Criminal Justice. 58: 10-21.

Valasik, M. & Reid, S.E. (2018). The Schrödinger’s Cat of Gang Groups: Can Street Gangs Inform our Comprehension of Skinheads and Alt-Right Groups? Deviant Behavior doi: 10.1080/01639625.2018.1479916

Valasik, M. & Reid, S.E. (2018) Alt-Right Gangs and White Power Youth Groups. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology. Beth M. Huebner (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Valasik, M. & Tita. G.E. (2018) Gangs and Space. In S. D. Johnson & G. Bruinsma (Eds.). Chapter 36. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology (pp. 843-871). Oxford, UK. Oxford University Press.

Valasik, M., & Phillips, M.D. (2018). Drive-bys in Chiraq or ethnic genocide in Iraq: Can violent street gangs inform our comprehension of the Islamic State?. In J. L. Ireland, C. A. Ireland & P. Birch (Eds.) Chapter 32. The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression: Current Issues and Perspectives (pp. 388-399). New York, NY. Routledge.

Valasik, M., Reid, S.E., West-Fagan, J. & Gravel, J. (2018). Group Processes, Gang Policy, and Gang Delinquency. In J. L. Ireland, C. A. Ireland & P. Birch (Eds.) Chapter 34. The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression: Current Issues and Perspectives (pp. 411-423). New York, NY. Routledge.