Assistant Professor

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  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
    • Criminal Justice Organization (CJO) Advisor
  • Concentration:

    • Criminology
    • Police Organizations
    • Courts & Sentencing
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Curriculum Vitae:

Biography

Jeffrey Nowacki is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University.  He joined the Sociology Department in 2017.  His research focuses broadly on social responses to crime, specifically addressing how policy changes and social context influence criminal justice system behavior.  His research has appeared in academic journals such as Crime & Delinquency, Policing & Society, Police Quarterly, and Feminist Criminology.  

Publications

Nowacki, J. (In Press). Gender equality and sentencing outcomes: An examination of state courts. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Nowacki, J. & Spencer, T. (2019). Police discretion, organizational characteristics, and traffic stops: An analysis of racial disparity in Illinois. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 21(1), 4-16.

Nowacki, J. S. & Windsong, E. A. (2019). Structural gender equality and federal sentencing outcomes: A test of the ameliorative and backlash hypotheses. Feminist Criminology, 14(1), 45-64.

Giblin, M. J. & Nowacki, J. S. (2018). Organizational decline and fiscal distress in municipal police agencies. Police Quarterly, 21(2), 171-195.

Nowacki, J. S. (2018). Federal sentencing guidelines and United States v. Booker: Social context and sentencing disparity. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 29(1), 45-66.

Nowacki, J. S. & Willits, D. W. (2018). Adoption of body cameras by United States police agencies: An organisational analysis. Policing & Society, 28(7), 841-853.

Nowacki, J. S. (2017). An intersectional approach to race/ethnicity, sex, and age disparity in US federal sentencing outcomes: An examination of policy across time periods. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17, 97-116.

Courses

  • Sociology 253: Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • Sociology 354: Law Enforcement & Society