Transnational Crime And Policing Selected Essays Of Ralph


Sociology: The Profession 

Obstinate Observations on Sociological Saving. Trajectories, ASA section newsletter, 2016.

The Structural Transformation of Sociology. Society 50(2):156-166, 2013.
Japanese translation: "翻訳 社会学の構造変容" (translation by 久慈 利武). 東北学院大学教養学部論集 170:117-134, March 2015. 
Sociologists and Same-Sex Marriage: Politics of Truth. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, May/June 2013.

Sociological Certainty? Letter. Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 2013.

Sounds Like... Letter to the Editor. Contexts 9(1):4, 2010.

That’s in a Name: Concerning the ASA Career Award. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 36(3):8, March 2008.

Single-Issue Voting Tactic? Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 34(5):12, May/June 2006. With comment and response.

Letter to the Editor (concerning the article “Why Sociology Does Not Need To Be Saved.”). The American Sociologist 37(1):81-82, 2006.

Public Sociology, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet. The Journal of Professional and Public Sociology, 2005.
Related video: The Privacy of Public Sociology: Transatlantic Revelations. Lecture delivered at The University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 24, 2009.
Japanese translation: "公共社会学とホットドッグとアップルパイとシャーベット." (translation by 久慈 利武). 東北学院大学教養学部論集 170:134-144, March 2015. 

Sociologists, One More Effort! A Propos Goodwin. Comparative & Historical Sociology, ASA Section newsletter, 16(2):4-6, 2005. With a response by Goodwin.

Crime and Deviance at Social Forces. Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division News, SSSP Newsletter, 2005.

Comment (on public sociology). Contemporary Sociology 34(1):92-93, January 2005.

Southernizing Social Forces. The Southern Sociologist, Newsletter of the Southern Sociological Society, 36(3):12-15, 2005.

Large Mug, Mousepad, Infant Creeper, Bib, Dog T-Shirt: The Professional Group Revisited. Perspectives, the ASA Theory section newsletter, 27(4 ):15, 2004.

The War in Iraq and the Peace of San Francisco: Breaking the Code of Public Sociology. Peace, War & Social Conflict, Newsletter of the ASA section, November 2004.

Letter to the Editor (The Proper Role of Sociology in the World at Large). The Chronicle Review, October 1, 2004.

There’s the ASA, But Where’s the Sociology? Letter. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 32(6), p. 9, July/August 2004. With a response by Michael Burawoy, “Democracy in Question: Reply to Deflem.”

How the ASA Leadership Damages Sociological Research: A Scholarly and Professional Viewpoint. Amici, ASA Sociology of Law section newsletter, 11(2):12, 2004.

Academic Freedom and Publishing, Or: The ASA Police Never Sleeps... Amici, ASA Sociology of Law section newsletter, 11(2):10, 2004.

Parting Words. Pro Bono, Newsletter of the SSSP Law & Society Division 10(2):3-5, 2004.

‘Justice 21’ 1 - Law & Society 0: How the Internet Provides Detailed Information and Public Knowledge on Domestic Violence... Pro Bono, Newsletter of the SSSP Law & Society Division 10(1):12, 2003. 

Crime at the ASC... Letter. The Criminologist, The American Society of Criminology newsletter, March/April 2003.

Different Views on About.com. Letter and comment. Footnotes, ASA Newsletter, 29(4):10, April 2001.

On Depoliticizing Sociology. Amici, ASA Sociology of Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2000.



University & Community

The Ombuds and Social Control. The Independent Voice, IOA newsletter, May 2017.

University Should Show Teacher Evaluation Results to Students. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, April 2017.

USC Should Do More Than Just Award Degrees. Letter to the Editor. The State, February 2, 2015.

USC Power Rankings Painfully Accurate. Letter. Free Times, July 2, 2014.

Activism, Politics Invading USC. Letter to the editor. The State, June 4, 2014.

Birth of President's Granddaughter Doesn't Warrant Newspaper Article. The Daily Gamecock, February 3, 2014.

Condemnation of Five Points Unnecessary. Letter. The Daily Gamecock. October 21, 2013, p. 4.

Are Graduates Special? We Don’t Know. Op-ed. Free Times, May 15-21, 2013.

Columbia's Security-Camera Buying Spree Raises More Questions Than It Answers. The State, May 9, 2013.  

USC Head Officials Still Ignore Concerns. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, April 2, 2013. 
Police Classifications Don’t Fit in Media. Letter. The Daily Gamecock, March 22, 2006, p. 8.

Latte Shouldn’t Cost Someone Life or Limb. Letter. The State, February 17, 2004, p. A8.

Credible Reviews are Hard to Find. Op-ed. The Gamecock, November 17, p. 4, 2003.
Pedestrians Risk Their Lives at Crosswalks. Letter. The State, July 14, 2002, p.D2.

Police Use Web Site Inappropriately. Letter. The Purdue Exponent, April 9, 2001, p.6.

Letter to the Editor (on campus police). Journal and Courier, April 8, 2001.

Resisting the Commodification of Education: University Policies Against Commercial Lecture Notes Companies. Online paper, 1999.

University4Sale-dot-com: The Educational Cost of Free Notes on the Internet. Online version, 1999. A revised shorter version is published in Footnotes 28(4):6-7, April 2000.

Letters and op-eds on lecture notes companies, published in various college newspapers, 1999-2000.
Online Ambiguities. Reply to a critique. The Technology Source, July/August 2000.

Mensen Van Bij Ons (Dutch: People From Among Us). Biographical essay. De Bakeman 13(1):6-11, 1997.

2017: The American Society of Criminology. "The Unintended Consequences of Drug Policy."

2016: The American Society of Criminology. "The Geography of Police Killings." with Jason Ingram and Clayton Cottle.

2014: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime: A Global Perspective."

2013: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Treating Incarcerated Juvenile Methamphetamine Abusers." with Andrew Belt, S. Alex Stalcup, and Gantt P. Galloway

2012: American Society of Criminology. "Explaining Crime in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Communities."with L. Edward Wells.

2012: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Treating Adolescent Methamphetamine Users: An Innovative and Intensive Program.” with Alex Stalcup and Andrew Belt.

2011: The American Society of Criminology. “A Comparison of Criminological and Public Health Models: Communities with Clandestine Meth Lab Problems.” with L. Edward Wells.

2010: The American Society of Criminology. “Legal Precursor Restrictions and National Patterns of Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures.” with L. Edward Wells (November).

2010: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Methamphetamine and Violence in the Rural Midwest.” (February of 2010).

2009: The American Society of Criminology. “A Comparative Assessment of Crime Perspectives for Non-Metropolitan Communities.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2009: The Law and Society Association. “Methamphetamine Laboratories: Precursor Laws and Drug Production.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2008: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Laboratories: The Geography of Drug Production.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2008: Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children. “Methamphetamine and Children.”

2008: Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education. “Methamphetamine and Children.”

2008: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Making Methamphetamine.”

2007: The American Society of Criminology. “Listening to methamphetamine: The lessons of history.” (with William L. White).

2007: Sharing a Vision: The Illinois Statewide Collaborative Early Childhood Conference. “Methamphetamine: Physiological effects on adults and the effects on children.”

2007: Midwest Criminal Justice Association. “Methamphetamine and Children”

2007: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Internet as a Tool for Recruiting Women in the Hate Movement.”

2007: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Social Effects of Methamphetamine.”

2007: Food Distribution Research Society. “Preparedness of Illinois Farmers for Agricultural Terrorism: A Survey of Three Counties.” with Andrew Geil and Patrick O’Rourke.

2006: Crime in Rural Communities Conference at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. (Keynote Address) “The Growing Problem of Methamphetamine.”

2006: Midwest Criminal Justice Association. “The physiological effects of methamphetamine.”

2005: The Southern Criminal Justice Association. “Methodological issues in the study of methamphetamine.”

2004: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Hits a Small Midwestern Community.”

2003: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Production: Cranking It Up in the Heartland.” (with Jason Fuller)

2002: The American Society of Criminology. “Community Gang Problems and Crime Problems: An Empirical Assessment.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2001: The American Society of Criminology. “Patterns of Rural Homicide.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2001: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Community Characteristics and Rural Crime.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The American Society of Criminology. “The Social Construction of Gangs in Nonmetropolitan Areas.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Growth of Gangs in Smaller Communities During the 1990s: A Longitudinal Assessment.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Getting Down to Business: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Probationers and Probation Sentences.” (with David E. Olson and Thomas Ellsworth).

1999: The American Society of Criminology. “Growth of Youth Gangs in Small Towns and Rural Areas: An Analysis of the 1996 and 1997 National Youth Gang Survey.” (with L. Edward Wells).

1998: The American Society of Criminology. “Rural Gangs: Are They A Problem?” (with L. Edward Wells).

1997: The American Society of Criminology. “The Future of Crime and Justice in Rural America.” (with L. Edward Wells).

1997: Justice Research and Statistics Association. “Performance Monitoring: A Rapid Feedback Procedure to Assist Mid-Course Corrections in New Drug Court Programs.” (with M.D. Godley, M.L. Dennis, M. Siekmann, and R. Funk)

1997: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Supervision and Treatment of Offenders on Probation: Understanding Rural and Urban Differences.” (with Thomas Ellsworth).

1997: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Emergence of Drug Courts: An Overview of the Issues.” (with Mark Godley, Michael Dennis, and Elizabeth Siekmann)

1996: American Society of Criminology. "Assessing the Concerns of Rural Police."

1996: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Female Police in Rural Settings."

1995: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime and Justice: Implications for Theory and Research." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1995: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Drug Enforcement in Rural Areas." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1994: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1994: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Community Policing in Small Town and Rural America." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1993: American Society of Criminology. "What is Rural? An Elusive Concept in the Study of Crime and Community." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1993: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Rural Crime and Rural Justice." (with David N. Falcone and L. Edward Wells).

1992: American Society of Criminology. "Studying Criminal Justice In Context: The Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Local Variation." (with John M. Klofas & L. Edward Wells).

1992: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Drugs and Drug Policy in the Year 2010."

1991: American Society of Criminology. "Studying Drugs in Rural Areas: Notes from the Field."

1991: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Domestic Marijuana as a Growing Concern."

1990: American Society of Criminology. "Drug Use Among Marijuana Growers."

1990: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Declaring a 'Civil' War on Drugs."

1990: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Decriminalizing Marijuana." (with Kathrine Johnson).

1989: American Society of Criminology. "The Social Status of DUI Offenders in Jail." (with John M. Klofas).

1989: American Society of Criminology. "Domestic Marijuana Growers: Mainstreaming Deviance."

1989: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Does the American Experience with Alcohol Prohibition Generalize to Marijuana?" (with Kathrine Johnson and Beverly Smith).

1988: American Society of Criminology. "Structural Determinates of Female Homicide Patterns."

1988: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Marijuana Growers as Modern-Day Moonshiners." (with Kathrine Johnson and Beverly Smith).

1988: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Marijuana as a Cash Crop: Drugs and Crime on the Farm."

1987: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Parens Patriae in the 1980s: A Statewide Survey of Judges." (with Thomas Ellsworth, Diane Alexander, and William Chapman).

1987: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "The Impact of Jail: Tangible Costs and Affective Response." (with John M. Klofas).

1986: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Female Criminality in a Cross-Cultural Perspective."

1986: International Academy of Law and Mental Health: XII International Congress on Law and Psychiatry. "Pleading Guilty But Mentally Ill: Adversarial Justice and Mental Health." (with John M. Klofas).

1986: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Women in the State Police: Concerns of Male and Female Officers." (with Frank Morn).

1985: American Society of Criminology. "Guilty But Mentally Ill: The Current Status of a Reform Movement in Illinois." (with John M. Klofas).

1985: Midwest Academy of Criminal Justice. "Reform of the Insanity Defense in Illinois." (with John M. Klofas).

1984: American Society of Criminology. "When Mothers Kill Their Children."

1984: Midwestern Academy of Criminal Justice. "Leading Figures in Criminal Justice."

1984: Illinois Correctional Association. "Innovative Programs for Female Offenders: Results of a National Survey."

1984: North Central Sociological Association. "Women in Prison."

1984: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Female Homicide Offenders: Trends Over Time in an Institutionalized Population."

1984: Western Social Science Association. "Ranking Professional Journals." (with Robert M. Regoli).

1983: American Society of Criminology. "Women in Jail: Sex and the Decision to Detain."

1983: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Conflicting Perspectives on Female Criminality."

1982: Midwest Academy of Criminal Justice. "Teaching Experiential Versus Contextual Knowledge in Criminal Justice Education."

1981: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Delinquency Prevention in the Schools."

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