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Department of Sociology Short, James F.
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1951

Areas

Criminology & Delinquency, Sociology of Risk

 

Research Interests

With Lorine A. Hughes, I continue my interests in violence and violence avoidance. By reanalyzing field observational data from our Chicago gang project, the focus of this work is on situational factors and group processes that are associated with alternative behavioral outcomes. We hope to be able to compare findings from the original research with current research being conducted in Chicago and elsewhere.

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short@wsu.edu

(509) 335-4707

Wilson-Short Hall 240

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Short, James F. Short, Jr. Forthcoming. Preface to the Swedish edition, Frederic M. Thrasher (1963) The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (originally published, 1927).

Short, James F. and Lorine A. Hughes. Forthcoming. “Bringing the Study of Gangs Back into the Mainstream.” In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Savelsberg, Joachim, Lorine A. Hughes, Janne Kivivuori, James F. Short, Jr., Maximo Sozzo, and Richard Sparks. Forthcoming. “Criminology, History of.” In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (2nd ed.), edited by James Wright. UK: Elsevier.

Hughes, Lorine A. and James F. Short, Jr. Forthcoming. “Crime, Sociology of.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.), edited by James Wright. UK: Elsevier.

Hughes, Lorine A. and James F. Short, Jr. Forthcoming. “Gangs, Sociology of.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.), edited by James Wright. UK: Elsevier.

Hughes, Lorine A., and James F. Short, Jr. 2013.  “Partying, cruising, and hanging in the streets: Gangs, routine activities, and delinquency and violence in Chicago, 1959-1962.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology  30(3): 415-451.