Bob Bursik is a Fellow, former President, and former Vice-President of the American Society of Criminology and was the recipient of its Herbert Bloch Award in 2005. He also served two terms as the editor of the ASC's flagship journal, Criminology. Although he has published papers concerning low self-control and crime, offense specialization, and the statistical modeling of crime trends, most of his research has focused on the relationship between neighborhood dynamics and crime rates. His most recent work in that area has focused upon immigration and the manner and degree to which intra- and inter-community relational networks serve as regulatory mechanisms of social control.
Areas of Specialization
Neighborhood dynamics and crime
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