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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Kevin Steinmetz


Associate Professor

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2014
M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010
B.S., Police Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, 2008

Research and Teaching Interests: Technocrime, Critical Criminology, Popular Culture and Crime, Inequality and Criminal Justice, Crimes of the Powerful, Qualitative Methods. 

 Dr. Kevin Steinmetz is a criminologist on faculty within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. He maintains multiple research interests but his primary area of study is technocrime and control.  In addition, Dr. Steinmetz examines racial inequalities within the criminal justice system, particularly probation. His work has also centered on popular culture, crime, and crime control issues such as hip-hop artists' portrayals of criminal justice. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The British Journal of CriminologyTheoretical Criminology,Deviant Behavior, Race & Justice, and Social Justice, to name a few.  Be sure to check out his books, Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime (NYU Press) and Technocrime and Criminological Theory (Routledge).

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