Kristin A. Bates, Ph.D
I joined the Sociology department as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 1998.
Prior to joining the faculty at CSUSM, I attended the University of Washington (Department of Sociology)
, where, while finishing my Ph.D., I taught courses in Sociology of the Family, and,
Deviance and Social Control, and worked on several research projects concerning racial
disproportionality in the criminal justice system. At CSUSM I generally teach courses
in the criminology area, such as juvenile delinquency, criminology, inequalities in
the criminal justice system, and women and crime. My continuing research interests
are family and delinquency, micro level theories of delinquency, disproportionality
in the justice system, and classroom teaching strategies.
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Washington, 1998 (Chair: Robert D. Crutchfield)
MA Sociology, University of Washington, 1994
BA Sociology and Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1990
ResearchMy research falls into the general areas of criminology and justice studies. I have
engaged in research on family and delinquency; racial bias in the juvenile justice
system; racial bias in bail decision making; race/gender and the war on drugs; Hurricane
Katrina; and, the impact of suppression techniques such as civil gang injunctions
on community, individual bonds, and racialized and gendered social control.
I teach courses that apply to both the Sociology major and the Criminology and Justice
Studies major, in addition to courses for the Masters in Sociological Practice.
While at CSUSM, I have taught:
SOC 201: StatisticsSOC 323: Juvenile DelinquencySOC 325: CriminologySOC 406: Women and CrimeSOC 439: Social Justice and the EnvironmentSOC 442: Analysis of the Justice System and Criminal LawSOC 445: White Collar CrimeSOC 501: MASP Pro-SeminarSOC 515: Research MethodsSOC 529: Criminological TheorySOC 660: Teaching Sociology
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