Research Interests: Crime and criminal justice; urban sociology; inequality; race, ethnicity, and immigration.
Roland Neil is a PhD candidate in Sociology. His current research focuses on three topics: on explaining patterns of police behavior, with an emphasis on neighborhood and organizational variation; in understanding the nexus between race/ethnicity and criminal justice systems; and in employing a life course perspective to understand both offending patterns across individuals’ lives and macro-level changes in crime rates over time. In addition to the goal of developing theoretical insights, Roland’s work emphasizes the development of quantitative methodologies in these areas. His doctoral studies have been funded by a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from McGill University.
B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Sociology, McGill University