Faculty - Assistant Professor of Criminology
Ph.D. University of Nebraska at Omaha (2007); M.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha (2003); B.A. University of North Dakota (2001)
Broadly, my research interests trace across two areas: the influence of race and ethnicity on discretionary decisions by police officers and the spatial distribution of crime. More specifically, my policing research has focused largely on examining the relationship between race and the exercise of discretionary authority by officers in varying contexts. Meanwhile, my research on the spatial distribution of crime focuses on how policies directed at facility functioning changes the incidence of offending in and around the impacted establishments.
Faculty Advisor, Association of Criminology Students Official Representative, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Selection Committee Member, Chief of Police & Director of Public Safety
Steven Briggs, Andre Petrov, and Samuel Peterson. (Revise and Resubmit). “A study of unanticipated consequences: The impact of a smoking ban on assaults around bars.” Criminal Justice Review.
Steven Briggs and B. Keith Crew. (Forthcoming). “The impact of population selection on examinations of discretionary searches in traffic stops.” Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.
Steven Briggs and Tara Opsal. (2012) “The influence of victim ethnicity on arrest in violent crimes.” Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 23, 1087-1111.
Police and Society
Criminal Court System
Crime and Community