Stacey Jean Bosick

Stacey Jean Bosick


(Sociology, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Crime and the Transition to Adulthood: A Person-Centered Analysis of At-Risk Boys Coming of Age in 1940s Boston, 1970s London, and 1990s Pittsburgh
Committee: Robert J. Sampson (chair), Mary C. Waters, and John H. Laub
Initial Placement/Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver 

Stacey J. Bosick has a primary appointment to the Department of Sociology and a secondary appointment to the School of Public Affairs. She is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research and teaching interests are in crime, inequality and the life course. She is particularly interested in the transition to adulthood experiences of vulnerable populations. Her recent work explores the relationship between criminal offending and the transition to adulthood experiences of urban, at-risk youth. A separate project examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the transition to adulthood experiences of a sample of primarily African-American single mothers who were displaced by the storm. Other projects investigate the movement of underrepresented minority students into graduate degree programs, disparities in police reporting among juvenile delinquents, and adolescent predictors of persistent offending. Professor Bosick’s work has won awards from the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences​

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