Peter A. Collins, PhD

PhD, Criminal Justice

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Phone: 206.296.5474

Building/Room: Casey 331

Peter Collins CV

Teaching and Research Interests


Ph.D. 2011, Washington State University; Criminal Justice
MA. 2006, Boise State University, Criminal Justice Administration
BS. 2001, University of Oregon, Sociology

Courses Taught

• Criminal Law
• Corrections
• Research Methods
• Crime and Justice in the Movies
• Senior Seminar/Capstone
• Intro to Law and Justice
• Intro to Criminal Justice
• Criminal Courts in America
• Juvenile Justice and Corrections

 Research Interests

• Criminal Justice Organizations
• Cost-Benefit and Evaluation Research
• Social Support Theory
• Criminal Law
• Substance Abuse Treatment
• Drug Policy
• Policy Analysis

Selected Publications

Stohr, Mary K. & Peter A. Collins. (2009). Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice Centered Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.
Collins, Peter A., Jonathon A. Cooper, Brady Horn, Mary K. Stohr, Anthony Walsh, Lisa Bostaph, & Edward T. Baker.(2010). “The Cost of Substance Abuse: The Use of Administrative Data to Investigate Treatment Benefits in a Rural Mountain State.” Western Criminology Review, 11:3: 13-28.
Bouffard, Jeffrey, M. Lyn Exum, & Peter A.Collins. (2010). “An Examination of Question Form Effects in Traditional Rational Choice Research Designs Using Hypothetical Scenarios.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 38:4:400-409. 

Thomas, Kyle J., Peter A. Collins, &Nicholas P. Lovrich. (2010). “Conductive Energy Device Use in Municipal Policing: Results of a National Survey on Policy and Effectiveness Assessments.” Police Quarterly, 13:3: 290-315.

Collins, Peter A. (2009). “Effects of Cognitive Disability Evidence on Death Penalty Dispositions: An Analysis Post Atkins v. Virginia.” Criminal Justice Studies, 22:1: 17-38.

Ronan,Scott, Peter A. Collins & Jeffrey W. Rosky. (2009). “The Effectiveness of Idaho DUI and Misdemeanor/DUI Courts: Outcome Evaluation.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 48:2: 154-165.