Gary Sweeten

Gary Sweeten
411 N Central Ave
Room 600
Mail Code 4420
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Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

Gary Sweeten is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in criminology and criminal justice in 2006 from the University of Maryland. His research interests include criminological theory, transitions to adulthood and quantitative methods, and his research has recently appeared in Criminology, Social Problems, Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 

Education

Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland 2006 

Publications

  • Gary Sweeten. Group-based trajectory models. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014).
  • Callie Harbin Burt, Gary Sweeten and Ronald L. Simons. Self-Control through Emerging Adulthood: Instability, Multidimensionality, and Criminological Significance. Criminology (2014).
  • Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz, Gary Sweeten and Richard K. Moule, Jr. Validating self-nomination in gang research: Assessing differences in gang embeddedness across non-, current, and former gang members. Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2014).
  • Gary Sweeten. Group-Based Trajectory Models. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014).
  • David C. Pyrooz, Gary Sweeten, and Alex R. Piquero. Continuity and change in gang membership and gang embeddedness. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (2013).
  • Gary Sweeten, Alex R. Piquero, and Laurence Steinberg. Age and the explanation of crime, revisited. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2013).
  • Gary Sweeten, David C. Pyrooz and Alex R. Piquero. Disengaging from gangs and desistance from crime. Justice Quarterly (2013).
  • Gary Sweeten. Scaling criminal offending. Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2012).
  • Matthew Larson and Gary Sweeten. Breaking up is hard to do: Romantic dissolution, offending, and substance use during the transition to adulthood. Criminology (2012).
  • Paul Nieuwbeerta, Arjan A. J. Blokland, Alex R. Piquero and Gary Sweeten. A life course analysis of offense specialization across age. Introducing a new method for studying individual specialization over the life course. Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2011).
  • Gary Sweeten. Sampson, Robert J., and John H. Laub: Age-graded theory of informal social control. Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory (2010).
  • Robert Apel and Gary Sweeten. The impact of incarceration on employment during the transition to adulthood. Social Problems (2010).
  • Robert J. Apel and Gary Sweeten. Propensity score matching in criminology and criminal justice. Handbook of Quantitative Criminology (2010).
  • Gary Sweeten. Who Will Graduate? Disruption of High School Education by Arrest and Court Involvement. Justice Quarterly (2006).
  • Shawn Bushway, Gary Sweeten, David Wilson. Size Matters: Standard Errors in the Application of Hypothesis Significance Testing in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Journal of Experimental Criminology (2006).
  • . . Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory. Advances in Criminological Theory (2005).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 309Criminology
CRJ 605Quantitative Methods
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 604Advanced Statistical Analysis
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
CRJ 604Advanced Statistical Analysis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 525Life-Course Criminology
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
CRJ 604Advanced Statistical Analysis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 303Statistical Analysis
CRJ 504Statistical Tools/Criminal Jus

Service

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Member (2006 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association, Member (2005 - Present)
  • American Society of Criminology, Member (2003 - Present)
  • American Society of Criminology Program Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Criminology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)