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Department of Sociology Burkett, Steve
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1968


Deviant Behavior, Criminology and Delinquency, Alcohol and Drugs


Research Interests

In addition to my position as Associate Dean of the Graduate School, most of my current time is spent administering the WSU McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to prepare low-income, first-generation college students, and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, for eventual doctoral study through instruction and involvement in a research experience. I maintain a continued, though limited interest, in research on adolescent alcohol and drug use, and on juvenile delinquency generally.


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Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

“Religion and Crime.” In David Luckinbill (ed.), Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. Vol. 2, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior. London: Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2000.

“Perceived Parents’ Religiosity, Friends’ Drinking and Hellfire: A Panel Study of Adolescent Drinking.” Review of Religious Research (1993).

“A Note on Perceptual Deterrence, Religiously-Based Moral Condemnation, and Social Control.” Criminology (1993). With David A. Ward.