Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Rick Jones

Dr. Rick Jones / Bear Hall 123 / 910.962.7420 / jonesrw@uncw.edu

Ph.D. Indiana University 2015

M.S. Eastern Kentucky University 2009

B.A. Georgetown College 2007

Specialty Areas

Courses Taught

Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Research Methods
Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency
Applied Criminal Justice Analysis
First Year Experience
Theories of Crime and Deviance
Techniques of Data Analysis
Statistical-Experimental II

Course Syllabi

CRM 105 Intro to Criminal Justice

CRM 300 Methods of Social Research

CRM 495 Communities and Crime 

Research Interests:

Crime and Place; Integration and elaboration of criminological
theory; the role of urban housing policy and planning on crime
rates; Social structure and homicide and suicide rates.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Criminology
American Sociological Association
American Association of Geographers
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Research: Peer-reviewed articles

Jones, R.W. & Pridemore, W.A. (forthcoming). The U.S. housing crisis and suicide rates: An examination
of total-, sex-, and race-specific suicide rates. Housing Studies.


Jones, R.W. & Pridemore, W.A. (2014). A longitudinal study of the impact of home vacancy on robbery
and burglary rates during the U.S. housing crisis, 2005 - 2009. Crime & Delinquency, doi:
10.1177/0011128714549656.


Paper featured on the London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog.

Jones, R.W., & Pridemore, W.A. (2012). The foreclosure crisis and crime: Is housing-mortgage stress
associated with violent and property crime in U.S. metropolitan areas? Social Science Quarterly, 93, 671-
691.


Paper featured in Atlantic Cities magazine articles:


Badger, E. (August 17, 2012). Foreclosures have caused a lot of problems-Crime isn't one of
them. Atlantic Cities.


Jaffee, E. (November 7, 2012). Do foreclosures increase crime after all? Atlantic Cities.


Jones, R.W., & Paulsen, D.J. (2011). HOPE VI resident displacement: Using HOPE VI program goals to
evaluate neighborhood outcomes. Cityscape, 13, 85-102.
Book reviews

Book reviews:

Jones, R.W. (forthcoming). Andresen, M.A. Environmental criminology: Evolution, theory, and practice.
New York, NY: Routledge. International Journal of Criminal Justice.


Jones, R.W. (2010). Cecile Wright, Penny Standen and Tina Patel (eds): Black youth matters: Transitions
from school to success. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 431-433.
Manuscripts in

Manuscripts in Progress:

Jones, R.W. (2015). Toward a general theory of street level crime rates: A multilevel elaboration of
routine activities theory.


Jones, R.W. (2015). Increase in suicide rates in the United States associated with increases in student loan
debt: Findings from a state-level longitudinal study, 2005 - 2012


Reports
:
Jones, R.W. (2014). Eastern District of Kentucky's 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Report on Gun and
Gang Related Crime. In Partial Fulfillment of the 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant for the Eastern
District of Kentucky.


Jones, R.W. (2013). UK Area Report: A report on crime, LexCall, code enforcement, and building
inspection in UK area neighborhoods. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government: Neighborhood
Incident Management System (NIMS).

Participation at professional conferences

2015 Jones, R.W. Opportunity structure within neighborhood contexts: A multilevel theoretical
approach. American Association of Criminology. Washington, D.C.

2015 Jones, R.W. Toward a general theory of street-level crime rates: A multilevel elaboration
of routine activities theory. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Orlando, Florida.


2013 Jones, R.W. & Pridemore, W.A. The foreclosure crisis and suicide: Is housing-mortgage stress
associated with suicide in U.S. metropolitan areas? American Society of Criminology, Atlanta,
Georgia.


2012 Jones, R.W. & Pridemore, W.A. The foreclosure crisis and violence in U.S. cities.
American Sociological Association. Denver, Colorado.


2011 Jones, R.W. & Pridemore, W.A. The foreclosure crisis and violence in U.S. cities.
American Society of Criminology. Washington D.C.


2010 Booth Presenter with ClueTrust. American Association of Geographers, Washington D.C.


2009 Jones, R.W. The effects of HOPE VI relocations on crime patterns. Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences. Boston, Massachusetts.


2009 Jones, R.W. & Schafer, B. Comparing campus safety strategies and outcomes at a
Kentucky university. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Boston, Massachusetts.


2009 Organizer and Chair. Panel on campus safety and students' rights. Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences. Boston, Massachusetts.


2008 Jones, R.W. The effects of HOPE VI on crime patterns in Lexington, Kentucky: 1995 - 2005.
National Institute of Justice, Arlington, Virginia.