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Crime, Law and Deviance

Faculty in the area of Crime, Law, and Deviance investigate: how sociocultural systems and change influences institutions of social control and social definitions of crime and deviance, and how patterns of crime and deviance affect the structure and functioning of sociocultural systems; how social positions and identities (including those related to changes over the life course) affect crime and deviance, (dis)continuity of such patterns, and the consequences of crime and deviance for the relationships, groups, communities, and the wider society.

The Howard B. Kaplan Laboratory for Social Science Research as extensive and unique data available to those in this field who are interested in joining a current project or submitting a new research proposal.