Brian Lawton

Brian Lawton

Dr. Brian Lawton
Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212-393-6841
Room number and address: 
Haaran Hall 631.05

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice (2006)
Temple University

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (1998)
Temple University

Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies (1995)
Rhode Island College

 

Bio

Brian Lawton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  His research interests include spatial patterns of crime, public health and their intersection.  His work has included spatial examinations of police use of force; stop, question and frisk, and  spatial distributions of crime.  His work has been published in such journals as Research in Crime and Delinquency, Quantitative Criminology and Justice Quarterly. 

He is currently serving as the Deputy Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice Crime Control and Prevention and as the Deputy Executive Officer of the PhD in Criminal Justice offered by the Graduate Center and housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

JJC Affiliations

Criminal Justice (CJBA), Masters in Criminal Justice and PhD In Criminal Justice

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

European Society of Criminology

Scholarly Work

Michael Aeillo and Brian Lawton. 2018. “Campus Police Cooperation and Legitimacy: An Extension of the Procedural Justice Model to College Public Safety Departments”. Deviant Behavior, 39, 1371-1385.

David Weisburd, Breanne Cave, Amelia Haviland, Brian Lawton, Justin Ready, Matthew Nelson and Kathleen Sikkema. 2018. “Mean Streets and Mental Illness: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots”. American Journal of Community Psychology, 61, 285-295.

Jon Shane, Brian Lawton and Zoe Swenson. 2017. “The Prevalence of Fatal Shootings by U.S. Police, 2015-2016: Patterns and Answers from a New Data Set”. Journal of Criminal Justice, 52, 101-111.

Jihong Solomon Zhao, Brian Lawton and Dennis Longmire. 2015. “An Examination of the Micro-Level Crime-Fear of Crime Link”. Crime & Delinquency, 61(1) 19-44.

Solomon Zhao, Lai Yung-Lien, Ling Ren and Brian Lawton. 2015. “The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and Quality-of-Life Policing on Public Attitudes Toward Racially Biased Policing and Traffic Stops”. Crime & Delinquency, 61(3): 350-374.

Ralph B. Taylor, Brian A. Lawton and Jonathon Ellen. 2014. “Neighborhood Race and Nearby Race Affects Neighborhood Changes in Relative Status and Stability: Testing and Ecological Extension of the Neighborhood Projection Thesis”. World Journal of Social Science Research 1(2).

Ralph B. Taylor, Brian A. Lawton and Jonathon Ellen.  (2014).  “Neighborhood Race and Nearby Race Affects Neighborhood Changes in Relative Status and Stability: Testing and Ecological Extension of the Neighborhood Projection Thesis”.  World Journal of Social Science Research 1(2).

David Weisburd, Cody Telep and Brian Lawton.  (2014). “Could Innovations in Policing have Contributed to the New York City Crime Drop even in a Period of Declining Police Strength?: The Case of Stop, Question and Frisk as a Hot Spots Policing Strategy”.  Justice Quarterly 31: 129-153.

Alese Wooditch, Brian Lawton and Faye Taxman. (2013).  “The Geography of Drug Abuse Epidemiology Among Probationers in Baltimore”.  Journal of Drug Issues.  43, (2), 231-249.

Ralph B. Taylor and Brian Lawton. (2012).  “An Integrated Contextual Model of Confidence in Local Police”. Police Quarterly, 15,(4): 414-445.

Solomon Zhao, Lai Yung-Lien, Ling Ren and Brian Lawton.  (2012). “Race/Ethnicity and Quality-of-Life Policing on Public Attitudes Toward Racially Biased Policing and Traffic Stops”.  Crime & Delinquency. (Available at OnlineFirst).

Jihong Solomon Zhao, Brian Lawton and Dennis Longmire. (2012). “An Examination of the Micro-Level Crime-Fear of Crime Link”.  Crime & Delinquency (Available at OnlineFirst).

Seksan Khruakham and Brian Lawton. (2012). “Assessing the Impact of the 1996 Thai Prostitution Law: A Study of Police Arrest Data”.  Asian Journal of Criminology 7, 22-36.

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