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Thomas, Kyle

Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • Offender decision making, criminological theory


selected publications


courses taught

  • SOCY 4014 - Criminology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Examines the scientific study of types of criminal behavior and explanations for criminal behavior, with special attention to social factors affecting criminal behavior.
  • SOCY 4024 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Examines the history, incidence and prevalence of delinquent behavior among youth.
  • SOCY 6111 - Data 2: Data Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2023
    Introduces students to mainstream multivariate regression techniques used in the social sciences. The majority of the course focuses on the Ordinary Least Square model and on the extension of this model to nominal, ordinal and count dependent variables. Students analyze data of their choosing with statistical software packages including SPSS, SAS, and STATA. Department prerequisite: SOCY 5111 or equivalent.
  • SOCY 7004 - Criminological Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Examines the major criminological theories of the 18th through 21st centuries in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. Emphasizes the historical contexts and paradigms of knowledge influencing these theories.


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