Steven E. Barkan

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Professor 'Steven E. Barkan, University of Maine.

"Steve's areas of interest in teaching and research are: criminology; deviant behavior; law and society; collective behavior and social movements, and research methods. His current research projects focus on: commitment and participation in social movement organizations; public opinion about crime and punishment; and household crowding and child well-being. He has also written or co-authored several texts for sociology, criminology, and criminal justice courses. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, as the chair of the SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, and as chair of its Law and Society Division. He also previously edited the newsletter of the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements and served on its workshops and publication committees." [1]


  • Essentials of Criminal Justice. Allyn & Bacon, 2004 (with George Bryjak)
  • Criminology: A Sociological Understanding. Prentice Hall, 2nd ed., 2001
  • Collective Violence. Allyn & Bacon, 2001 (with Lynne Snowden)
  • Discovering Sociology: Using Microcase Explorit. MicroCase Corporation, 2nd ed., 2003
  • Protestors on Trial: Criminal Justice in the Southern Civil Rights and Vietnam Anti-War Movements. Rutgers University Press, 1985.

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  1. Steven E. Barkan, University of Maine, accessed September 3, 2009.