Sociology and Criminology

Department of Sociology and Criminology Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is pleased to welcome Professor Rick Jones. He will begin his new position in the Fall of 2015.

Dr. Rick Jones

Roderick W. Jones II, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

I received my B.A. in psychology from Georgetown College, my M.S. in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University and my Ph.D. in criminal justice from Indiana University. I am from Lexington, KY and am married to Sarah Jones. We have a baby astronaut (daughter) named Emmalynne and a princess (labrador retriever) named Sallie. My current scholarly interests are in areas related to crime and place, integration and elaboration of criminological theory, the role of urban housing policy and planning on crime rates, and the effects of social structure on homicide and suicide rates. My research focuses on why crime varies over time and by location.

Fun fact:

I play at least one game of chess every day.

Rick Jones

The Department of Sociology and Criminology look forward to getting to know our new faculty member and we are very excited to have him here at UNCW!