Instructor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Kansas State University, 2013
M.S., Justice Studies, Pittsburg State University, 2006
B.S., Justice Studies, Pittsburg State University, 2004
Research and Teaching Interests: Policing; Mass Incarceration; War on Drugs; Crime Theory; Inequality and the Criminal Justice System
Dr. Jeremy Briggs is a Criminology Instructor for the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University. His field of expertise is criminology, with a particular emphasis on race, class, and gender inequalities in policing and incarceration. He does research on police discretion and decision making, focusing on race and gender factors. He teaches courses on the criminal justice system, policing, prisons and punishment, juvenile delinquency, and criminological theory. Dr. Briggs holds a PhD from Kansas State University in Sociology (2013) and wrote his dissertation on the influence of race and gender on policing outcomes in traffic stops. His bachelors and masters degrees are in justice studies (2004, 2006), both from Pittsburg State University. He has several years experience working with juveniles struggling with illicit drug use at a youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Dr. Briggs is also the faculty advisor for the Kansas State Criminology Club.