VITA: JIM THOMAS - April, 2015

Personal Data and Academic Record

Mailing Address:
  Jim Thomas  
  Dept of Sociology
  Northern Illinois University
  DeKalb, IL  60115
  Voice:  (312) 498-9207


Current Position:               NIU Distinguished Teaching Professor (emeritus) 
                                Northern Illinois University (NIU)
                                DeKalb, IL 60115   (815-753-6436)

Academic Record
    2007-Present: Distinguished Teaching Professor, NIU (Emeritus)
    2007-2010:    Visting & Adjunct  Professor, University of Illinois/Chicago
    1979-2007     Professor - Sociology-Criminal Justice, NIU
    1980  Ph.d.   Michigan State University (Sociology)
    1974  M.A.    Michigan State University (Social Science: History, Sociology)
    1972-1974     Ph.d. Candidate, Trinity College, Dublin
                  (Ireland)(Political Science, History, Philosophy)
    1967 B.A.     Michigan State University (Social Science: History, Psychology)


Awards and Fellowships

     2008   David Maines Narrative Sociology Award  (Midwest Sociology Society)
     2003   Faculty Sabbatical for study of Teaching/Prisons
     1999   David Raymond Grant (for Online Teaching)
     1997   College of Continuing Education Grant (NIU)
            (Net Strategies and Distance Learning)
     1993   Faculty Sabbatical for study of Computer Culture
     1991   Graduate School Summer Grant (Computer Culture)
     1986   Faculty Sabbatical for study of prisoner and civil rights law
     1982   Faculty Research Grant (NIU)--study of prison law in Federal Courts
     1980   Faculty Research Grant (NIU) for study of maximum security prisons
     1979   LEAA Graduate Fellowship - impact of Federal funding on policing 
     1974   Michigan State University Graduate Fellowship

   Teaching Awards

     2005 - present      NIU Distinguished Teaching Professor
     2000-2004 University Presidential Teaching Professor
     1999      American Society of Criminology, E-Mentor of the Year
     1998-99   Nominee, University Presidential Teaching Professor
     1997-98   Teacher of the Year, Dept of Sociology
     1997-98   Nominee, University Presidential Teaching Professor
     1996-97   Nominee, University Presidential Teaching Professor
     1986-87   University Nominee, Outstanding Teacher
     1984-85   College Nominee, Outstanding Teacher
     1979-80   Teacher of the Year, Dept of Sociology (NIU)

Professional Activities

              Correctional Accreditation Managers Association
                  --(Secretary & Board of Directors, 2012-present)
              Illinois Correctional Association: Secretary (2011-present)
              Society for the Study of Social Problems
              Midwest Sociological Association
              American Society of Criminology
              Society for Study of Symbolic Interaction
              American Correctional Association
                  --(Student Affairs Committee
                  --(Dual Chapters/Joint Membership Committee)
              Correctional Education Association

Editorial Boards of:
      Past ASA's Critical Criminology Division
      Past Board of Directors: Crim. Justice Distance Learning Consortium
      Symbolic Interaction: Technology Advisor (1997-2002)
      Computer underground Digest (Editor, 1990-2000)

Areas of Interest

      Prisons / Prison policy
      Correctional standards and accreditation 
      Philosophy of punishment
      Juvenile Incercration
      Qualitative Research Methods
      Research Ethics /Responsible Conduct of Scholarship
      Historical Sociology/Culture
      Online education
      Sociology of Law
      Computers and Society / Computer Culture
      Social Theory/Political Philosophy
      Unix Systems Administration


Primary Courses Taught

University of Illinois/Chicago (2008-2010)

    Criminal Justice 
        Criminal Justice Systems (graduate)
        Corrections (undergraduate) 

Northern Illinois University (1979 - Present)

        Documentary Methods
        Qualitative Methods (graduate/undergraduate)
        Field Methods (graduate)
        Critical Ethnography (graduate)
        Contemporary Theory (graduate)
        Classical Theory (graduate)
        Dialectical Theory (graduate)
        Sociological Theory (undergraduate)

        Comparative Criminology
        Criminal Justice Systems (graduate/undergraduate)
        Criminal Procedures and Police
        Criminology (Introduction)
        Criminological Theory (graduate)        
        Juvenile Delinquency (also online)
        Law and Society (graduate)
        Nature of Crime (graduate)
        Penology and Corrections (graduate/undergraduate) (also online)
        Philosophy of Punishment (undergraduate)
        Sociology of Law (graduate/undergraduate)
        Punishment and Society (Special topics) (also online)

        Introductory Sociology
        Peace and Social Justice (graduate/undergraduate) (also online)
        Thesis/Dissertation Supervision (Phd/MA: chair, member)

     Dixon Correctional Center (2003 - 2004)
        Introductory Sociology
        Social Problems

    Stateville (Illinois) Correctional Center (1980-1986)
        Criminal Procedures
        Social Disorganization
        Sociological Inquiry
        Sociological Theory
        (and others)

    Michigan State University (1975-1978)
        Political Sociology
        Social Psychology
        Sociological Research: Dialectical theory
        Sociology Honors:  History of Social Thought
        Sociology Honors:  Existential Literature/society
        U.S. Society (social culture and problems)

    Lansing (Michigan) Community College (l975-76)
        Introductory Sociology

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Books and Edited Volumes

          J. Thomas. (In Process). Communicating Prison Culture:

          J. Thomas and B. Zaitzow (eds). 2003. Gender and Social Control 
             in Women's Prisons. Denver: Lynne Reinner.

          J. Thomas. 1993. Doing Critical Ethnography. Beverly Hills 
             (Calif.): SAGE.

          J. Thomas. 1988. Prisoner Litigation: The Paradox of the Jailhouse 
             Lawyer.  Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield.

          J. Thomas. 1983. Chicago Sociology:  The Tradition and the Legacy. 
             edited special issue of  Urban Life,  11(January),  Beverly
             Hills: SAGE.

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Articles and Chapters

                ((*) indicates Thomas as senior author)

     J. Thomas. 2010. "CAMA and Students: Why Bother?" The Criterion
     (Correctional Accreditation Managers Association). April. 13-15.

     J. Thomas. 2009. "Getting there from here:(CAMA, Colleges, and 
        Corrections - CAMA and Students." The Criterion (Correctional
        Accreditation Managers Association). December. 6-7.
     J. Thomas. 2008. "Revisiting 'Ethnograpy: Principles and Practice:'" 
        International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

     J. Thomas. 2008. "Nietzche at Northern: An Existential 
        Narrative of Confronting the Abyss." Social Psychology Quarterly.
        71(2): 109-113.
     J. Thomas. 2008. "Passing Time: The Ironies of Food in 
        Prison Culture." Pp (166-179 in Food, Eating and Culture (L. C. Rubin, 
        ed). McFarland.

     J. Thomas* and Josh Stone. 2007. "Faith-based Prison Programming.  
        pp 275-287 in Controversies in Criminal Justice 
        (G. Barak, ed.).  Wesport (Conn): Greenwood Press.

     Adam King and Jim Thomas. 2007. "You Can't Cheat an
        Honest Man: Making (dollars) and sense of the Nigerian Email Scam."
        pp (206-224) in Crimes of the Internet. F. Schmalleger and M. Pittaro 
       (eds.). Upper Saddle River (NJ): Prentice Hall.
     J. Thomas. 2007.  "Prisoner Litigation."  pp 567-578 in 
        Controversies in Criminal Justice (G. Barak, ed.). Wesport (Conn): 
        Greenwood Press.

     J. Thomas* and Will Mingus. 2007. "Sex Offender Registries."
        pp 681-693 in Controversies in Criminal Justice (G. Barak, ed.). 
        Wesport (Conn): Greenwood Press.

     J. Thomas* and Barbara H. Zaitzow*. 2006. "Conning or Conversion? The Role
        of Religion in Prison Coping." The Prison Journal. 86(2): 242-259.

     J. Thomas*, M. Leaf, S. Kazmierczak, and J. Stone. 2006.  Self-Injury in 
        Correctional Settings: "Pathology" of Prisons or of Prisoners? Crime 
        and Public Policy. 5(February): 1001-1011.

     J. Thomas. 2005.  "The Moral Ambiguity of  Social Control in Cyberspace: A
        Retro-assessment of the "Golden Age" of Hacking." New Media & Society. 
        7(5): 599-624.

     J. Thomas. 2004. Encyclopedia articles in  Encyclopedia of Prisons and 
        Correctional Facilities.  Sage: Thousand Oaks (Calif). "Jeremy Bentham,"
        pp 71-73. "Clemency," pp 134-137. "Hooch," pp 443-445.  "Stateville," 
        pp 926-929. With Mary Bosworth: "Food," pp. 330-333.  With Patrick 
        MacManimon: "The Importation Model," pp. 459-462. With Dragan 
        Milovanovic: "Jailhouse Lawyers," pp 493-495.

      J. Thomas. 2004. Cyperpoaching behind the Keyboard: Uncoupling the 
         Ethics of "Virtual Infidelity." Pp 164-194 in Net.SeXXX: Investigating
         Sex, Pornography, and  the Internet (D. Waskul, ed). New York: 
         Peter Lang.

     J. Thomas, et. al.  2003. "Critiquing the Critics of Peacemaking
        Criminology: some Rather Ambivalent Reflections on the Theory 
        of 'Being Nice'." Pp 101-134 in Kieran McEvoy and Tim Newburn 
        (eds.), Criminology and Conflict Resolution. London: Macmillan.
        (pp. 144-167). New York: Peter Lang.

      J. Thomas. 2003. "An Overview of Critical Ethnography." Pp. 218-228 
         in The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research and Method. 
         Thousand Oaks (Calif.) SAGE.

      J. Thomas. 2003. "Critical Ethnography and the Problems of Outsiders 
         Looking in." Pp. 45-54 in Expressions of Ethnography. (R. Claire 
         ed.). New York: SUNY Press.

      J. Thomas. 2002. "Institutionalizing the Ethics of Online Research: 
         Skirting the Edges." Pp. 172-83 in Online Social Research.  S. Chen 
         and G. J Hall (eds.) New York: Peter Lang.
      J. Thomas. 2002. "Some Thoughts on Bosworth's Engendering 
         Resistance: Challenging Symbolic Violence in Prisoner Culture 
         Research." Violence against Women, 8(March): 403-412.

     J. Thomas. 2002. "Big Brother, or Allies? in Defense of IRBs and RCR."
        SSSI Notes. 29(March): 4-6.

     J. Thomas. 2001. "Do Sociologists Need 'Ethical Education'?" The Midwest 
        Sociologist. 44(September): 5.

     C. Achison* and J. Thomas*. 2000. "The Internet and the State:
        Instrument of the State, or Subversive Technology?" Radical 
        Criminology: An International Journal. 9(Autumn): 163-170.

     J. Thomas. 2000. "A Curmudgeonly Look at the Myth of the 'Information 
        Age.'" SSSI Notes, 27(December): 8-9.
     J. Thomas. 2000. "Online Distance 'Education' an an Oxymoron?: An 
        Interactionist's View." SSSI Notes.  27(June): 3, 17.
     J. Thomas. 1999. "Balancing the Ethical Conundrums of Internet Research." 
        Iowa Journal of Communication.  31(Spring): 8-20.

     D. McArthur, T. McGee & J. Thomas*.  1999. "Update: Reversing the Pendulum
         of Prisoners' Rights." Pp 112-115 in D. Stephens 
        (Ed.), Perspectives: Corrections. Coursewise, Inc.
     D. Milovanovic* and J. Thomas*. 1999. "(Re)Visiting the Jailhouse Lawyer: 
        An Excursion into Constitutive Criminology." pp 227-246 in S. Henry and
        D. Milovanovic (eds), Constitutive Criminology at Work: Applications 
        to Crime and Justice. SUNY Press (Albany).

     J. Thomas* and I. Sabau. 1997. "Critical Criminology Meets the Net: 
        Carrying the Revolution to Cyberspace." The Critical Criminologist. 
        9(Sept): *-*.

     J. Thomas* & Isabelle Sabau. 1997. "Theory and Praxis on the Internet: A 
        Critical Exploration of the Electronic Frontier." Critical Criminology:
        An International Journal.  8(2): 1-7.

      J. Thomas. 1996. "Introduction: A Debate about the Ethics
         of Fair Practices for Collecting Data in Cyberspace."
         The Information Society, 12(2): 107-117.

      J. Thomas. 1996. "When Cyber-Research Goes Awry:  The Ethics of the 
         Rimm 'Cyberporn' Study." The Information Society. 12(2): 189-197.

      J. Thomas.   1994.   "Writing Sociology  in the Cyber-age."
         Writing Sociology, 3(1).

      J. Thomas.   1994.   "The Ironies of Prison Education."  Pp.  25-41 
         in H.  Davidson (ed.), Schooling in a Total Institution.  Westport 
         (Conn.): Greenwood Press.

      J. Thomas* and S. Boehlefeld.  1991.   "Rethinking Abolition: 'What do 
         we do with  Henry'?"  Social Justice,  18(Fall): 239-251.

      J. Thomas.  1991.   "The Meaning of Race in Prisoner Culture: Snapshots 
         in Black and White."  Pp. 126-144 in M. Lynch and E. B.  Patterson 
         (eds.), Race and Criminal Justice. New York: Harrow and Heston.

       J. Thomas* and H. Mika.  1991. "Prison Disciplinary Proceedings:  The 
          Social Enactment of Power." Justice Quarterly, 8(March): 37-57.

       J. Thomas.   1991. "Prisoner Cases as Narrative" (reprint).
          Pp. 237-261 in D. Papke,  Nararative and the Legal Discourse,
          Liverpool (Eng.): Deborah Charles Publications.

        J. Thomas* and G. Meyer. 1990. "Joe McCarthy in a Leisure Suit:
           (Witch)Hunting for the  Computer Underground."  The Critical
           Criminologist, 2(September): 7-8, 19-20.

        G. Meyer and J. Thomas*. 1990. "The Baudy World of the Byte
           Bandit:  A Postmodernist Interpretation of the Computer 
           Underground."  Pp. 31-67 in F.  Schmalleger (ed.), Computers
           in Criminal Justice. Bristol (Indiana): Wyndham Hall.

         J. Thomas*, B. Suchner*, and A. Aylward. 1990. "Judicial 
            Decision Making in Prisoner  Civil Rights Litigation." Journal
            of Crime and Justice. 12(12): 109-145.

         J. Thomas* and P.A. O'Maolchatha. 1989. "Re-Assessing the
            Critical Metaphor:  An Optimistic Revisionist View."  Justice 
            Quarterly, 6(June): 101-130.

         J. Thomas*, P. Wheeler, J. Findlay and R.  Trammell.   1989.
            "Persephone Chained: Equality or Parity in Women's Prisons?"
            The Prison Journal, 69(Spring-Summer): 88-102.

         D. Milovanovic and J. Thomas*. 1989. "Overcoming the Absurd:
            Prisoner Litigation as Primitive Rebellion." Social Problems,
            36(February): 48-60.

         J. Thomas.  1989.   "The 'Reality' of Prisoner Litigation: 
            Repackaging the  Data."  New England  Journal of  Civil and
            Criminal Confinement, 15(1): 27-53.

         J. Thomas. 1988. "Inmate Litigation: Using the Courts or Abusing 
            Them?"  Corrections Today, 50(July): 124-127.

         J. Thomas* and James B. Marquart.  1988.  "Dirty Knowledge and Clean 
            Conscience:  The Dilemmas of Ethnographic Research." Pp. 81-96 in 
            D.  Maines and C.  Couch (Eds.), Information, Communication and 
            Social Structure.   Springfield,  Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

         J. Thomas* and H. Mika.   1988.   "The Dialectics of Prisoner
            Litigation:  Reformist Idealism or Social Praxis?"  Social
            Justice (Formerly Crime and Social Justice), 15(1): 48-71.

         J. Thomas* et. al.  1988.  "Historical Rhetoric and the Images
            of Law:   Legal Fundamentalism as Ideology."   Journal of
            Crime and Justice, 11(1): 77-100.

         J. Thomas*, K. Harris and D. Keeler.  1987. "Issues and Misconceptions
            in Prisoner Litigation." Criminology, 24(4): 901-919.

         J. Thomas* and E. Erez. 1986. "Tortured Images: Prisoners in the
            Movies." in Crime in Motion Pictures: Proceedings of the Fourth 
            Annual Conference on Film. (D. Radcliff-Omstead, ed.). 
            Kent State (OH).

         J. Thomas* et. al. 1985. "Rethinking Prisoner Litigation:
            Some Preliminary Distinctions between Habeas Corpus and
            Civil Rights." The Prison Journal, 65(Spring/Summer): 83-106.

         D. Moton, A. Aylward and J. Thomas*. 1985. "Pedagogical 
            Innovation and Cognitive Interests:  A Critical View. New
            England Sociologist, (Winter): 44-55.

         J. Thomas. 1984. "Law and Social Praxis: Prisoner Civil Rights
            Litigation and Structural Mediations."  Pp.  141-170 in 
            S. Spitzer and A.  Scull (Eds.), Research in Law, Deviance and
            Social Control (Vol. VI). Greenwich (CT): JAI Press.

         J. Thomas. 1984. "Some Aspects of Negotiated Order, Mesostructure
            and Loose Coupling  in Maximum Security Prisons." Symbolic 
            Interaction 7(Fall): 213-231.

         A. Aylward and J. Thomas*. 1984. "Quiescence in Women's Prison 
            Litigation:  Some Exploratory Issues," Justice Quarterly, 
            1(June): 253-276.

         C. Goldin and J. Thomas*. 1984. "The Cooperative Model in
            Correctional Education:  Symbol or Substance", Adult Education
            Quarterly.  34(Spring): 123-134. Reprinted in Standard 
            Educational Almanac (18th Edition), 1985. Chicago: 
            Marquis Professional Publications.

         J. Thomas. 1983. "Justice as Interaction: Loose Coupling and
            Mediations in the Adversary Process."  Symbolic Interaction,
            6(Fall): 243-260.

         J. Thomas.  1983.  "Chicago Sociology: An Introduction," Urban
            Life, 11(January): 387-395.

         J. Thomas. 1983. "Toward a Critical Ethnography." Urban Life, 

         J. Thomas. 1983. "Teaching Sociology in Unconventional Settings: 
            The Irony of  Maximum Security Prisons."  Teaching
            Sociology, 10(January): 231-250.

         J. Thomas. (R) 1982.   "Federal Funding and Policing Research:
            The Impact  of Government Sponsorship in  Social Science."
            Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 3(March): 339-369.

         J. Thomas.  1982.   "New Directions in Deviance Research," in
            The Sociology of Deviance.  A. Turowetz, et.  al.  (eds).
            New York:  St. Martins: 288-318.

         J. Thomas.  1981.  "Class, State and Political Surveillance:
            Liberal Democracy and  Structural Contradictions." Insurgent 
            Sociologist 11-12(Summer/Fall): 47-58.

         J. Thomas*, et. al. 1981. "Prison Conditions and Penal Trends,"
            Crime and Social Justice 15(July): 49-55. Reprinted in 
            T. Platt and P. Takagi.  1982, Law and Order in the 1980s: The
            Rise of the Right.  San Francisco: Synthesis Press.

         J. Thomas*, et. al. 1980. "The Ideology of Prison Research:  A
            Critical View of Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society," 
            in Crime and Social Justice, 14(December): 45-50.

         J. Thomas. 1980. "The Ideological Control of Knowledge 
            Production:   Federal  Sponsorship and Social  Research,"  The
            Transforming Sociology Series, No.  68, Red Feather Institute,
            Livermore, CO.

         J. Thomas. 1977. "Marx, Hegel, and Dialectical Method," 
            Insurgent Sociologist, 7(Fall): 49-55.

         J. Thomas. 1974.  "Evolutionist and Marxist Conceptions of 
            Social Change: Two Views," Social Studies (Irish Journal of
            Sociology), Vol. 2: 335-341.

         J. Thomas. 1974. "Theory, Method, and the Irish Revolution,"
            Social Studies (Irish Journal  of Sociology), Vol 3: 381-402.


Book Reviews

        2013. The Seduction of Ethics. By Will C. Van Den 
              Hoonaard.  Symbolic Interaction (forthcoming).

        2012.  Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice 
               Reform in Nineteenth-Century America. By Frank Morn. 
               Criminal Justice Review. 37(December): 539-40.

        2006. Doing Prison Work. By Elaine Crawley. Contemporary Sociology.
              35(2): 178-179. 

        2005. Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security 
              Prison. By Lorna A. Rhodes.  Contemporary Sociology, 34(4): 412-415.
        2003. Walking the Tightrope: Ethical Issues for
              Qualitative Researchers. By Will van den Hoonhaard. Canadian 
              Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.  40(August): **-**.

        2003  "Resurrecting the 'Science' of Symbolic Interactionism."
              Review of D. Maines Faultline of Consciousness. Journal of
              Contemporary Ethnography. 32(August): 475-478.

        2001. Extended review of: Punishment in America: Social Control and the
              Ironies of Imprisonment.  By Michael Welch. The Politics of 
              Injustice: Crime and Punishment in America.  By Katherine Beckett
              and Theodore Sasson. Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity 
              among First Time Inmates.  By Richard S. Jones and Thomas J. 
              Schmid. Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's 
              Prisons. By Mary Bosworth. British Journal of Criminology. 
              41(4): 755-761.

        1999. The Social Worlds of Sentencing. By Jeffery Ulmer.  Symbolic 
              Interaction. 22(4): 393-395.

        1998. The Contours of Psychiatric Justice: A Postmodern Critique of 
              Mental Illness, Criminal Insanity, and the Law. By Bruce A. 
              Arrigo. Justice Quarterly 15(September): 573-578.

        1998. Opposing Ambitions: Gender and Identity in an Alternative 
              Organization. By Sherryl Kleinman. Sociological Inquiry, (**)

        1994. Screwing the System and Making it Work, by Mark D.  Jacobs.  
              Public Administration Quarterly, ?(&&): **-**.

        1991. Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers in the Electronic Frontier, 
              by Katie Hafner and John Markoff. Cu Digest, 3.31.

        1992. Protectors of Privilege, by Frank Donner, in Contemporary 
              Sociology, 21(1): 88.

        1989.  Whitefella' School, by Ralph Folds. In Contemporary
               Sociology, 18(6): 952.

        1988.  Review Essay:  Crime and Culture in America: A Comparative 
               Perspective, by Parviz Saney.   The Scapegoat, by Rene Girard.
               Responses to Crime, by David James G.H.  (Lord) Windlesham.   
               Vengeance:  The Fight against Injustice, by Pietro Marongiu and 
               Graeme Newman.  Women, Crime and Criminal Justice, by Allison 
               Morris.  In Journal of Legal Education, 38(September): 437-450.

        1989. Beyond Monopoly: Lawyers, State Crises, and Professional 
              Empowerment, by Terence C.  Halliday.   In Sociological Inquiry, 
              59(Winter): 105-107.

        1988. Governing Prisons: A Comparative Study of Correctional
              Management, by John J. DiIulio.  In Journal of Military and
              Political Sociology, 16(Spring): 123-124.

        1988. Framing the Criminal:  Crime, Cultural Work, and the Loss 
              of Critical Perspective, 1830-1900, by David R. Papke.  In 
              Journal of Legal Education, 38(September): 469-470.

        1987. Armed and Considered Dangerous, by James D.  Wright and
              Peter H. Rossi.  In Corrections Today, 49(August): 182, 184

        1987. The Politics of Broadcasting, Raymond Kuhn (ed.), and
              The Chilling Effect in TV News:  Intimidation by the Nixon
              White House, by Marilyn A. Lashner.   In Contemporary Sociology,
              16(1): 70-71.

        1985. Indeterminate Sentencing, by Diane Goodstein and John Hepburn.  
              In Corrections Today, 47(December): 100-101.

        1985. Consumerist Criminology, by Leslie T.  Wilkins, in Contemporary
              Sociology 14(July): 461-463.  

        1985. The Joint: Language and Culture in a Maximum Security Prison, 
              by Inez Cardozo Freeman,  in Urban Life,  13(January): 432-435.

        1985. Charles Stastny and Gabrielle Tynauer,  Who Rules the
              Joint? and Jacobs, James B., New Perspectives on Prisons and 
              Imprisonment,  in Journal of Military and Political Sociology,
              13(1): 148-150.

        1983. Jon Snodgrass, The Jack-Roller at Seventy,  and James Bennett,
              Oral History and Delinquency: The Rhetoric of Criminology, in 
              American Journal of Sociology: 89(3): 770-773.

        1982. Richard Kilminster, Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci,
              and  the Frankfurt  School,  (in  Urban Life, 11(April): 129-132.

        1981.  Piers Beirne and Robert Sharlet (eds), Pashukanis: Selected 
               Writings on Marxism and Law, (in Journal of Military and 
               Political Sociology.  December: 317-319.

        1981. Jason Ditton, Controlology:  Beyond the New Criminology,
              in Contemporary Sociology, 10(May): 383-384.

        1981. Jorge Larrain, The Concept of Ideology, (in Contemorary Sociology,
              10(May): 425-426.

        1979. Max Horkheimer, Dawn and Decline:  Notes 1926-1931 and 1950-1969,
              (in Contemporary Sociology, 9(May): 4).

        1977. George Lukacs, History and Class Consciousness Gianfranco Poggi,
              Images of Society and Anthony Giddens, Capitalism
              and Modern Social Theory, (in Philosophy of the Social Sciences,
              7(June): 201-206).

        1976. T.B. Bottomore, Sociology as Social Criticism, (in Contemporary
              Sociology, 5(September): 668-669).

        1974. W.J. Goldstein, et.  al., Pornography and Sexual Deviance,
              (in Social Studies (Irish Journal of Sociology), Vol 3: 343-44).

Panels, Workshops, and Conference Papers

     2013.  Session Organizer/Discussant. "Pursuing Fame and Glory as an 
            Interactionist: How Graduate students" do it!" Midwest 
            Sociological Society annual meetings. Chicago, March 29.

     2013:  "You Proved What? Deconstructing Media Depictions of
            Criminal Justice 'Research." Correctional Accreditation
            Managers Association. Richmond (VA), May 5.

     2013.  "The Accreditation Generation: Why Communicate Standards?" 
            Correctional Accreditation Managers Association. Richmond,
            (VA): May 6.
.    2012. "Social Media and Crime: The Origins." Prepared for the  
            Correctional Accrediation Managers Association annual
            conference. Austin, April 23.
     2012.  "Organizing for our Future: Students, Mentors, and Corrections."
             Prepared for the American Correctional Association annual 
             conference. Phoenix. January 21.

     2010.  "Accreditation goes to College." Prepared for the Correctional
            Accrediation Mangers Association annual conference.
            Columbus, May 3.

     2010.  Session organizer/Presider/Discussant. "Communities and Crime:
            Sentencing and Incaraceration." Midwest Sociological Society
            annual meetings. Chicago. April 1.

     2009.  "A Valentine's Day Narrative: Confronting the Abyss." Prepared
            for the Americian Society of Criminology Meetings. Kansas City,
            November, 15.

     2007. (and J. Adlophson): "Sex Offenders, Media, and the Politics of Fear."
            Presented at the American Correctional Association conference,
            Kansas City. August 14, 2007.

     2006. "The Roots of Faith-Based Prison Programming: A Revisionist View."
           Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology.
           Los Angeles, November 3.

     2006. "Confronting Obstacles - An Outsider Trying to Look." Presented
           at the American Correctional Association, Charlotte, August.

     2005. "Re-assessing 'Convict Criminology'." Discussant paper presented to
           American Society of Criminology, Toronto, November.

     2004. "From Classroom to Workplace." Paper presented to American 
            Correctional Association, Phoenix, August.
     2004. "The Legacy and Life of TR Young." Paper presented at the Society 
            for the study of Social Problems Annual Meetings, San Francisco, 
            August 14.  

     2003. "Getting in is Half the Fun: IRB Gatekeeping and Criminal Justice
           March." Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual
           Meetings. Denver, November 18.

     2003. "Citizen Involvement: The Value of Partnerships in Meeting 
            Accreditation Standards--an Outsider's View." Correctional 
            Accreditation Managers' Association/ACA, New Orleans. May 12.

     2003. "Protection Human Subjects or Protecting Human
           Scholars? Who Protects us from the IRB?" Prepared for
           Society for the Study of Symbolic Intearaction/Couch-Stone
           Symposium. Tempe, Arizona. February 7.

     2002 (and B. Zaitzow). "Praise the Lord and 'Get Me the Hell 
          Outta' Here': Religion and Coping in Prison."  Paper for the
          Southern Sociological Society annual meetings, Baltimore, April 4.

     2002. "Re-examining Human Subjects Protections in Ethnographic
          Research: Unpacking the Memes of Over-Zealous Oversight."
          Paper presented to the  Midwest Sociological Society Annual 
          Meetings, Milwaukee. April 7.

     2000. "Information Technology and Online Education: Hypsters, Huckster, 
           and Hustlers, or Pedagogical Progress?" American Sociological 
           Association Annual Meetings. August.

     2000. Pirandello Meets the 'New Panopticon:' Technology, Domination, and 
           Heterogendering on Cell Block D." American Sociological Association 
           Annual Meetings. August.

     2000. "Online Criminal Justice 'Learning:' An Oxymoron?" Midwest 
            Sociological Society Annual Meetings, April.
     1999. "The Antinomies of Internet Research." National
           Communication Association Annual Convention, Nov. 4-7.  Chicago.
     1999. "Re-Assessing Models of Prison Culture: Does Gender Matter?" (With 
           B. Zaitzow). American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, 
           Toronto, November.
     1999. "Balancing the Ethical Conundrums of Internet Research: An 
           Existentialist View from the Trenches." American Association for the
           Advancement of Science - Program on Scientific Freedom, 
           Responsibility and Law Workshop.  June 10, Washington, D.C.
     1998. "A Critical Review of the 1995 Prisoner Litigation Reform Act. 
           American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings. Washington, 

     1996. "Crime, Computers, and Socially Constructed Problems. " Midwest 
            Sociological Society Annual Meetings. Chicago, April.

               1996. "Pedagogy and Technology. " Society for the Study
               of Symbolic Interaction - Stone Symposium. Des Moines,

               1996. "When Cyber-research goes Awry. " Society for the
               Study of Social Problems annual meetings, Washington, August.

               1996. "Cyberporn, Ethics, and Martin Rimm. " Computer
               Professionals for Social Responsibility annual conference. 
               Chicago, October.

               1996. "Academic Freedom, Ethics, and Human Subjects
               Research. " American Society of Criminology. Boston,

               1994.  "Privacy, Viruses, and Crime on the Nets:  Law,
               Ethics and "Cyber-control".  Paper presented for annual
               Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference (Chicago,

               1994."Ethics, Control, and Computer Deviance."
               Featured speaker at Femi Labs (Batavia, Ill). June.

               1994."Researching Crime and Ethnography in
               Cyberspace." Paper presented at the American Society of
               Criminology annual meetings (Miami, November).

               1993."Playground or Battleground?  Ethics, Control, and 
               Computer Deviance in Cyberspace--an  Ironic View."  American
               Society of Criminology annual Meetings,  Phoenix,  (Oct. 30).

               1993."Settling the Electronic Frontier--a View from the 
               Underground."  Midwest Sociologial Society annual meetings,
               Chicago (April).

               1992. "Civil Liberties and Computer Culture." American 
               Computer Manufacturers Conference, Chicago (November).

               1992. "Abolitionist Thinking and  "the Problem with Henry."
               Midwest Sociological Society, April.

               1991. "From Disk to Discourse:  The Images of Techno-Evil."
               Prepared for American Society of Criminology annual meetings,
               San Francisco, November.

               1991. "Legal Rhetoric and Social Control: Malice in Wonderland?"
               Prepared for Midwest  Sociological Society annual meetings, 
               Des Moines, April.

               1990. "In Defense of the Computer Underground." Prepared for
               American Society of Criminology annual meetings, Washington,
               D.C., November.

               1990. "(Witch)Hunting for the Computer Underground." Prepared
               for Law and Society annual meetings, San Francisco, June.

               1990. "Wither Postmodernism?" Prepared for Midwest Sociological
               Society, Chicago, April.

               1989. "The Baudy World of the Byte Bandit." American Society
               of Criminology annual meetings, Reno (November).

               1989. "Computer Hacking and  the Postmodernist Condition."
               Prepared for Society for the Study of Social Problems annual 
               meetings, San Francisco.

               1989.   "Phracks, Hacks, and Cons: The Cultural Meaning of the
               Computer Underground."  Prepared for  the Midwest Sociological
               Society annual meetings, St. Louis (April).

               1988. "Is there a Feminist Jurisprudence?"  American Society
               of Criminology annual meetings, Chicago (November).

               1987."Why do Prisoners Litigate? Assessing Theories of Prisoner 
               Litigation."  Society of Criminology, Montreal,  November.

               1987. "The Symbolic and Instrumental Uses of Prison Violence."
               Prepared  for Society for  the Study  of Social Problems annual
               meetings, Chicago, August.

               1986. "Prisoner Litigation: Boon or Bane?"  American Society
               of Criminology annual meetings, Atlanta (October).

               1986. "Politics and Cueing Theory: The Ideology of Judicial
               Decision Making."   Law and Society  Association annual
               conference, Chicago (May).

               1986. "Dirty Knowledge and Clean Conscience: The Dilemmas of
               Ethnographic Research."  Society  of Symbolic Interaction
               annual symposium, Iowa City (May).

               1986. "Tortured Images: Prisoners in Cinema."  Fourth Annual
               Conference on Film, Kent State University (April).

               1986. "The Social Enactment of Power in Prison: The Case of
               Disciplinary Hearings."  The Midwest Sociological Association 
               annual Meetings, Des Moines (March).

               1985. "The Rhetoric of History and the Images of Law: Myths
               as Politics."   Paper prepared for American  Society of
               Criminology annual meetings, San Diego (November).

               1985. "Critical Criminology and Mythic Struggle."  Paper 
               prepared for  American Society of Criminology  annual meetings,
               San Diego (November).

               1985. "Fair and Gentle Railroad: Disciplinary Proceedings in
               Illinois since Wolff v.  McDonnell."  Paper prepared for
               Midwest Society of Criminal Justice Annual Meetings, Chicago,

               1984. "Policy and Legal Research: An Uncomfortable Marriage."
               Paper prepared for American Criminological Society annual
               meetings, Cincinnati (November).

               1984. "Civil Rights and Habeas Corpus Litigation by Prisoners:
               A Comparison."  Paper prepared for the Midwest Criminal Justice
               Association annual meetings, Chicago

               1984. "Extra-Legal  Factors in  Judicial Decision  Making:
               Ideology and Cue Theory."  Paper prepared for the Midwest
               Sociological Society annual meetings, Chicago.

               1983. "Civil Rights  Litigation and Social  Praxis."  American
               Society of Criminology annual Meetings, Denver.

               1983. Discussant:  "Critical Theory and Symbolic Interaction."
               Society for the Study of Social Problems, Detroit.

               1983. "Dialectical Method:  Who Needs It?!?," Midwest 
               Sociological Society annual meetings, Kansas City.

               1982. "Toward a Critical Ethnography."   Society for the Study
               of Social Problems, San Francisco.

               1982. "Journal Content and Editorial Gatekeeping: Trends in 
               Urban Life Acceptance and  Rejection Decisions,  1972-81,"
               Midwest Sociological Association, Des Moines.

               1982. "Prison Chaos and Prison Law: Some Correlates between 
               Institutions and Issues," North  Central Sociological 
               Association, Detroit.

               1982. "The Status of Prison Law in Illinois," Law & Society 
               Association, Toronto.

               1981. "Class, State and Political Surveillance," Society for
               the Study of Social Problems, Toronto, August.

               1981. "Legal Struggle as Social  Praxis:  The Prison Jailhouse
               Lawyer," North Central Sociological Association, Cleveland, 

               1981. "Structural Problems in  Unconventional Settings:   The
               Irony of Teaching Sociology in Maximum Security Prisons,"
               Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, April.

               1981. "Negotiated Order in Maximum  Security Prisons," Midwest
               Sociological Association, Minneapolis.

               1980. "Law and Legal Repression," Society  for the Study of 
               Social Problems, New York, August.

               1980. "The Adversary  Process and the Subversion  of Justice,"
               North Central Sociological Association, Dayton.

               1980. "Federal Sponsorship and Ideological  Control in the 
               Social Sciences," Midwest Sociological Association, Milwaukee.

               1977. "Critical Theory and the  Sociology of Knowledge," 
               American Sociological Association, Chicago, September.

               1973. "History and  the Role of Theory,"  British Sociological
               Association Student Convention, Oxford, England,  December.

MA and PhD Work

Masters Project: Toward a Sociology of Science Fiction, Michigan State University (1974). Doctoral Dissertation: The Relationship of Federal Sponsorship of Criminology and Policing Research in the Social Sciences. (Michigan State University, March, 1980). _________________________________________________________________

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