Richard J Stringer

Richard J Stringer
Kennesaw State University | KSU · Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Ph.D. Criminology & Criminal Justice

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Introduction
Richard J. Stringer, Ph.D. is a Criminologist and Assistant Professor. His research interests include drug and alcohol policy, decision-making, and advanced quantitative methods. His prior research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and his recent work has appeared in outlets such as Crime & Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Drug Issues, and American Journal of Criminal Justice. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Criminal Justice & Law.
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
Kennesaw State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2016 - May 2018
Old Dominion University
Position
  • Fellow
November 2015 - March 2016
Old Dominion University Research Foundation
Position
  • Statistical Consultant
Education
August 2013 - May 2018
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
August 2011 - May 2013
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Sociology
August 2006 - May 2011
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Criminal Justice with Departmental Honors

Publications

Publications (17)
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This project expands on the “routine drinking activities” perspective by examining alcohol outlets, alcohol-related crashes, and theoretically derived contextual measures. Using census tract level data from two U.S. cities we draw on the prevention literature and routine activities theory to develop measures of alcohol availability and context. Spa...
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Public opinion concerning marijuana legalization has varied greatly over time. While prior research suggests presidential drug rhetoric is related to public opinions on drugs, the relationship between the sitting president and attitudes specifically toward marijuana has not been explored. This study utilized data from the General Social Survey and...
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Purpose: This project examines the relationship between police enforcement of driving under the influence (DUI) and fatal alcohol related crashes. Method: This article merged data from several sources to fit several 3-level growth curve models that assess the relationship between DUI arrests and fatal alcohol related crashes in U.S. counties from...
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As the criminal justice system becomes increasingly relied upon to address immigration apprehension, concerns arise that this institution will be abused in an effort to indirectly address this perceived social problem. The consequences of such an approach will likely extend to Latino/a populations as a result of rhetoric linking ethnicity, immigrat...
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American attitudes toward marijuana have varied greatly from the time it was criminalized in the 1930’s through the present day, and public opinion favoring the legalization of marijuana has steadily risen since 1990. It is generally well accepted that the media played a large role in shaping not only marijuana laws, but the general public’s attitu...
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Impaired driving has been a considerable social problem in the U.S. for decades, but efforts to reduce it have stalled after the initial reductions in the 1980’s. As a result, legislators continue to develop more polices aimed at deterring impaired driving. Although alcohol has historically been the focus of these efforts, recently there has been i...
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This project uses a representative U.S. population sample and Generalized Structural Equation Modeling (GSEM) to explore the deterrence of driving under the influence (DUI) and it's moderation by the differential deterrability of problem and non-problem drinkers. As hypothesized, the results indicate that personal and vicarious experiences with pun...
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This article partially examines Stafford and Warr’s (1993) reconceptualized model of deterrence by investigating the relationship between punishment, punishment avoidance, perceived certainty and severity of punishment, and self-reported driving under the influence (DUI). Generalized Structural Equation Modeling (GSEM) was conducted using self-repo...
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As part of the War on Drugs, many states passed legislation revoking the driver’s licenses of individuals convicted of drug crimes, even for drug offenses in which no driving offense occurred. These restrictions were supported at the national level, with federal legislation in 1992 requiring states to either pass laws suspending the license of anyo...
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This project explores the relationship between structural level factors associated with community traffic safety culture toward alcohol and alcohol related fatal crashes in the United States from 1993-2015. Multilevel growth curve models were estimated to explore these relationships with longitudinal data. As hypothesized, increases in factors asso...
Conference Paper
Public opinion concerning marijuana has varied across time. While public opinions have previously favored criminalization of marijuana, recent decades have been marked by significant increases in favor of legalization. Prior research illustrates that public opinion and legislation that prohibited marijuana in the 1930’s may have been influenced by...
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This study aims to alleviate some of the mixed findings throughout the literature on racial disparities in sentencing outcomes by utilizing propensity score matching and multilevel modeling to assess racial drug sentencing disparities in state courts from 2000-2012. The findings illustrate the effect of race on sentencing varies significantly acros...
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Controversy over drivers with low blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) has become a highly salient issue since the proposal to reduce the per-se BAC limit to .05 for DUI convictions. However, little traffic safety, and no criminological research has examined this phenomenon. This study fills a deficiency in the literature by utilizing quasi-experimen...
Presentation
Inequality at the Border: Disentangling the Impact of Aggregated Immigration Attitudes on Latino Sentencing Disparities
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It’s Not All Black and White: Examining Drug Sentencing Disparities in the Racialized South

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Research Fellowship Grant for Criminal Justice Statistics. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).