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Karen Weiss, Ph.D.

Professor - Sociology


Dr. Weiss earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stony Brook University (2006) and M.A. in Women Studies from San Francisco State University (1997). Her new book, Party School: Crime, Campus and Community, examines campus crime victimization and looks at the consequences of extreme drinking for students and others in the college community. Her research on sexual victimization has been published in Theoretical Criminology, Violence against Women, Men and Masculinities, Feminist Criminology, and Violence and Victims. Her current research examines fighting, peer harassment and bystander non-intervention.

Courses Taught

  • SOCA 232 Criminology
  • SOCA 293M Prisons and Incarceration
  • SOCA 302 Deviant Behavior
  • SOCA 346 Victimology
  • SOCA 461 Issues Crime & Justice
  • SOCA 493 Analyzing Crime Data
  • SOCA 493I Sexuality & Society
  • SOCA 493R Survey Methods
  • SOCA 493W Survey Data Analysis
  • SOCA 510 Principles of Research Design
  • SOCA 517 Data Analysis