David Musick

David MusickProfessor

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Telephone: (970) 351-2542.

E-mail: david.musick@unco.edu

Office: Candelaria 2290.

Prof. Musick’s interests include Law and Society, Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, and Applied and Evaluation Research. His myriad articles and presentations touch on delinquency, crime and minorities. He has also authored several books, the most recent being An Introduction to the Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 237 Sociology of Minorities
  • SOC 325 Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 346 Criminology
  • SOC 347 Sociology of Corrections
  • SOC 351 Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 352 Contemporary Social Theory
  • SOC 444 Sociology of Criminal Law
  • SOC 447 Introduction to Grant Writing
  • SOC 539 Seminar in Sociological Practice
  • SOC 552 Applied Social Theory
  • SOC 660 Applied Social Research

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

    • Gangs
    • Prison Influences
    • Family Influences
    • Illicit Drugs
    • Social Behavior

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

Teaching interests: Social Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of Minorities, Sociology of Criminal Law, Applied Research, Work and Occupations, Clinical Sociology, Grant Proposal Writing, Criminology and Sociology of Corrections, Illicit Drugs & Social Behavior and Sociology of Occupations.


Research/Writing interests: Capital Murder, Serious Criminal Violence, Children & Violence, Gangs, Juvenile Delinquency, Prisons, Illicit Drugs and Social Behavior, Criminology, Minorities, Applied Research, Social Theory, and Corrections.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Paper Presented: “Head Injuries and Capital Murder: expanding a Model of Serious Criminal Violence” by David Musick and Kristine G. Musick, presented at the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA, April, 2010.   

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT

  • At-Risk Children: The Dreamwalk, Inc. (A nonprofit organization providing after school programs for disadvantaged middle and high school children)
    Denver, CO October, 2000-April, 2001
     I worked as a program consultant. I also helped with Grant Administration Evaluations.
  • Project PAVE (Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education)
    Denver, CO 1999-2000
    I worked as a consultant in the area of program design.
  • In 2010, I worked as an expert witness on four capital murder cases in Oklahoma. 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATION

  • Executive Council Member of the Pacific Sociological Associatio, 2009-2011. This is an elected position.
  • Member of the Pacific Sociological Association 2012 Program Committee. This Committee will organize approximately 225 paper sessions, scores of roundtable sessions, and a number of featured presentations by imminent sociologists at the annual meetings in San Diego, CA. My work on this committee spans 2010 through 2012.
  • Member of the Committee on the Freedom of Research and Teaching for the Pacific Sociological Association, 2006-2009. I served as Chair of this Committee.
  • Member of the Practice, Applied, and Clinical Sociology Committee for the Pacific Sociological Association, 2001-2005 and 2009-2011. I served as Chair if this Committee from 2003-2005.
  • Member of the 2003 Pacific Sociological Association Program committee, 2001-2003.
  • Member of the Membership Committee for the Pacific Sociological Association, 1994-1995 and 1996-1998.
  • Chair of the Membership Committee for the Pacific sociological Association, 1985-1990 and 1996-1997.
  • Co-Chair of the Arrangements Committee for the 1986 annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, held in Denver, Co, on April 9-12.
  • Chair of the Arrangements Committee for the 1978 annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, held in Spokane, WA on April 9-12.

BOOKS

  • An Introduction to the Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency, by David Musick, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1995, 2001.
  • American Dilemmas: A Sociological Interpretation of Enduring Social Issues, by Jonathan H. Turner and David Musick, New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
  • Oppression: A Socio-history of Black/White Relations in America, by Jonathan H. Turner, Royce Singleton, Jr. and David Musick, Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall, Inc., 1984.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • "The Making of a Murderer: From Birth to Conviction" in Social Insight: Knowledge at Work, Fall, 2002.
  • "Surveying U.S. Teenagers About Sources of Violence in Their Lives" in Social Insight: Knowledge at Work, Summer, 2000.
  • "Surveying U.S. Teenagers Attitudes About, and Experiences With, Violence" in Social Insight: Knowledge at Work, Summer, 1999. Preprinted in Social Insight, Fall, 2003.

CHAPTERS

  • "Social Class and Crime" by David Musick, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, London: Taylor & Francis, Publisher, 2000.
  • "Course Materials for Sociology of Minorities" by David Musick, in Donald Cunnigen, Editor, Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1998.
  • "Problems with Mass Education in American Society" by David Musick, in Don Zimmerman and Larry Welder, eds., Understanding Social Problems, New York: Praeger, 1976.
  • "Some Implications of Heightening Scarcity for Crime in America" by David Musick, in Lewis F. Carter and Louis N. Gray, eds., Societal Implications of Energy Scarcity, Washington, DC: National Science Foundation, 1975.
  • "Government and the Rich: A National Wealthfare System" by David Musick, Jonathan H. Turner and Charles Starnes, in Bradley Parlin and Kooros Mahmoudi, eds., Sociological Inquiry: A Humanistic Perspective, second edition, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1975. Note: Reprinted in 1980 third edition.

INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL

  • "A Standardized Program for Evaluating Police Patrol Division Performance," by David Musick, C.M. Coffey and M. J. Sullivan, Pullman, WA: Social Research Center, Washington State University, 1980. Note: This manual was prepared under for the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Financial Management, Olympia, Washington, 98504.

JOURNALS

  • Member, Board of Advisory Editors, SOCIOLOIGICAL INQUIRY
    January, 1987 to 1995.
  • Book Review Editor, WESTERN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW
    1973 through 1982

PANELS (click here)

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Cutting The Edge: Current Perspectives in Radical/Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice, by Jeffrey Ian Ross, ed., published by Praeger Publishers. Review appeared in CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2001), pp. 401-402.
  • Screwing the System and Making it Work: Juvenile Justice in the No-Fault Society by Mark D. Jacobs, published by University of Chicago Press. Review appeared in SOCIAL FORCES, Vol. 71, No. 2 (December, 1992), pp. 544-45.
  • Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Vol. 1, by Michael Lewis, ed., published by Jai Press. Review appeared in CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 10, No. 2 (March, 1981), pp. 216-17.
  • Power Politics and Social Change in National Socialist Germany, by John M. Steiner, published by Humanities Press. Review appeared in CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY, Vol. 7, No. 6 (November, 1978), pp. 800-801.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • "Assessing Positive and Negative Factors During the Sentencing Stage of Capital Murder Cases," by David Musick and Kristine G. Musick, presented at the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, March 11, 2011, in Seattle, WA.
  • "Head Injuries & Capital Murder: Expanding a Model of Serious Criminal Violence," by David Musick and Kristine G. Musick, presented at the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, April 10, 2010, in Oakland, California.

FUNDED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Weld County, Colorado, Interagency Oversight Group (IOG); Principal Investigator/Program Evaluator, Funding Total: $27,512, June 2008 - September 2008; To conduct outcomes and process evaluations of the IOG, a consortium of Weld County Agencies that provide services for delinquent and other at-risk children as well as their families.
  • Weld County, Colorado, Interagency Oversight Group (IOG); Principal Investigator/Program Evaluator, Funding Total: $103,400, June 2007 - May 2008; To conduct outcomes and process evaluations of the IOG, a consortium of Weld County agencies that provide services for delinquent and other at-risk children as well as their families.
  • Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Financial Management, Olympia, WA, Grant No. 79-C-9232, Funding Total: $20,542, January 1979-March 1980; to evaluate police division resource allocation policies of the Tacoma, Washington Police Department, and to develop an evaluative package for use on a state-wide basis by Washington police departments.
  • Law and Justice Planning office, State of Washington, Olympia, WA, Grant No. 77-C-7029, Funding Total: $19,395, December 1976 - November 1977; to conduct a pilot study of police resource allocation patterns in Tacoma, WA. Note: This work was done in collaboration with Gregory Walters and Michael Sullivan.
  • The Graduate School, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Grant-in-Aid No. 1120, Funding Total: $5,657, July 1976 - June 1977; to develop indicators of police organization resource deployment.
  • Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Washington, D.C., Grant No. CFO-050-1, Funding Total: $137,515, June 1975 - May 1976; to design and implement the Utah State University Juvenile Justice Program, a juvenile court diversion program aimed at resolving early offender's behavioral problems, including drug and alcohol abuse, within the community, by utilizing state-wide 4-H programs and university-based services as alternatives to traditional juvenile court dispositions. Note: This work is done in collaboration with Arthur Jones and Gerald R. Olsen. I also designed and implemented the program evaluation.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow, 1972-73
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Ethnic Studies, 1972-73 (declined)
  • 1990 College Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC

 

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