College of Arts and Sciences

Stephen Rice, PhD

  • Stephen Rice, PhD
    PhD, Sociology/Criminology
    Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
    Phone: 206-296-2338
    Building/Room: Casey 327


    Teaching and Research Interests


    Ph.D.2006, University of Florida; Sociology (Criminology concentration)
    M.A.2003, University of Florida; Sociology (Criminology concentration)
    M.S.1993, Florida State University; Criminology & Criminal Justice
    B.A.1989, University of Florida; English - minor Sociology

    Courses Taught

    • Punishment and Social Theory (grad/undergrad)
    • Qualitative Research Methods (grad)
    • Research Methods (grad)
    • Statistics (grad)
    • Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice (grad)
    • Organizational Analysis in Criminal Justice (grad)
    • Criminal Justice Organizations
    • Senior Synthesis
    • Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Social Justice
    • Doing Social Research
    • Introduction to Criminological Theory

    Research Interests

    • Criminological theory
    • Cooperation and defiance in individuals' interactions with the justice system
    • Police / community relations
    • Police legitimacy
    • Radicalization
    • Social media and criminal justice
    • Data visualization
    • Procedural justice / restorative justice

    Select Publications

    Michael D. Maltz and Stephen K. Rice (Eds). Envisioning Criminology: Researchers on Research as a Process of Discovery (in-press). New York: Springer.

    Sue Rahr and Stephen K. Rice (2015). "From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals,” Harvard Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety, Cambridge: Mass.

    Stephen K. Rice (2015). “Getting Emotional.” In M. Maltz and S. Rice (eds.), Envisioning Criminology: Researchers on Research as a Process of Discovery (in-press). New York: Springer.

    Stephen K. Rice and Robert S. Agnew (2013). “Emotional Correlates of Radicalization and Terrorism.”  In J. Helfgott (ed), Criminal Psychology (vol. 2) (pp. 215-226) (Westport, Conn: Praeger).

    Horton, Randall, Stephen K. Rice, Nicole L. Piquero, and Alex R. Piquero (2012). "On the Variability of Anger Cross-Culturally: An Assessment of General Strain Theory's Primary Mediator." Deviant Behavior 33: 1-22.

    Rice, Stephen K. and Michael D. White (Eds.) (2010). Race, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings. New York: New York University Press.

    Hickman, Matthew J. and Stephen K. Rice (2010). “Digital Analysis of Crime Statistics: Does Crime Conform to Benford’s Law?” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 26: 333-349.

    Rice, Stephen K. and William Parkin (2010). “New Avenues for Profiling Research: The Question of Muslim Americans.” In S. K. Rice and M. D. White (eds), Race, Ethnicity and Policing (New York: New York University Press).

    Rice, Stephen K. (2009). “Emotions and Terrorism Research: A Case for a Social-Psychological Agenda.” Journal of Criminal Justice 37: 248-255.

    Rice, Stephen K., Danielle Dirks, and Julie J. Exline (2009). “Of Guilt, Defiance, and Repentance: Evidence from the Texas Death Chamber.” Justice Quarterly 26: 295-326.

    Piquero, Nicole Leeper, Stephen K. Rice, and Alex R. Piquero (2008). “Power, Profit and Pluralism: New Avenues for Research on Restorative Justice and White-Collar Crime.” In H. V. Miller (ed.), Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance (vol 11, pp. 209-229). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

    Rice, Stephen K., John D. Reitzel, and Alex R. Piquero (2005). "Shades of Brown: Perceptions of Racial Profiling and the Intra-Ethnic Differential." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 3: 47-70.

    Rice, Stephen K. and Alex R. Piquero (2005). “Perceptions of Discrimination and Justice in New York City.” Policing:An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 28:98-117.

    Parker, Karen F., Brian J. Stults and Stephen K. Rice (2005).“Racial Threat, Concentrated Disadvantage and Social Control: Considering the Macro-Level Sources of Variation in Arrests.” Criminology 43: 1111-1134.