Department of SOC/ANT/CRJ - Dr. Kenneth J. Litwin

Kenneth Litwin

Degrees Earned:

Ph.D. and M.A., The Ohio State University; BA, Youngstown State University

Teaching Interests:

Criminology, Deviance, Policing

Research Interests:

Homicide, Policing, Deviance, Gender

Recent Publications:

Litwin, Kenneth J. and Xu, Yili. (2007). The Dynamic Nature of Homicide Clearances: A Multilevel Model Comparison of Three Time Periods. Homicide Studies 11: 94-114.

Litwin, Kenneth J. (2006). Anticipating Efforts to Maximize Homicide Clearances in the Americas and Caribbean. In Deosaran, Ramesh, Ramdhanie, Ian K., & Ditton, Jason (Eds.), New Challenges in Crime and Justice: From Research to Policy. (pp 224-229). Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago: Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice & Tinpad Limited.

Litwin, Kenneth J. (2004). A Multilevel Multivariate Analysis of Factors Affecting Homicide Clearances. The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41 (4): 327-351.

Recent Presentations:

2008. 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. “Sexual Harassment or Boys Will Be Boys? Observers Interpretations of Questionable Behavior” With Heather Laube and Andrea Strzelecki.

2007. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Henderson, NV. “Labeling the Adoption of Special Needs Children as Family Deviance.”

2006. 31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, St. Louis, MO. “Conducting Systematic Student Research on Crime and the News Media.”

2006. Round table presentations about research at the Police College of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary. “Factors Affecting Homicide Clearances in the USA.”