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Department of Sociology & Criminology


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Jeffrey Nowacki

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Jeffrey Nowacki

Sturm Hall 418
Phone: 303-871-2253
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areas of expertise/research interests

Criminology; Social Responses to Crime; Federal Sentencing Outcomes; Gender

professional biography

Jeffrey Nowacki, M.A., is currently completing his PhD from the University of New Mexico. His dissertation explores the influence of judicial discretion on sentencing outcomes before and after the United States v. Booker decision in 2005. In addition to sentencing research, he is also interested in the causes of police discretionary behaviors, and the relationship between gender and crime. His teaching interests include crime measurement, social responses to crime, criminological theory, gender and crime, and quantitative methods. His recent publications appear in Crime & Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, and Policing & Society.


PhD   Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2014 (expected)
MA    Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2009
BA     Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2005