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Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson

Graduate Student

SS&H 292

Office Hours for Spring Quarter 2017 :

  • SOC 150 Criminology: Tuesdays 9-11am and by Appointment


  1. -MA, Sociology, University of Wyoming
  2. -BS, Sociology, Montana State University
  3. -BA, History, Montana State University


Research Interests
-Criminology and Policing
-Formal Organizations
-Social Networks
-Higher Education

Current Projects
- Network analysis of peer selection among U.S. colleges and universities, focusing on how administrators attempt to seek information on recruitment of diverse student populations

- Analysis of the effect of organizational policies on the use of fatal violence by law enforcement using web-searched news report data collection

Selected Presentations
-Smith, Chris M., and Matthew J. Thompson. “Research in Progress: Race Effects in Threatening Interactions between Police and Civilians.” Presented at the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. February 10, Sacramento, CA.

- Thompson, Matthew J. 2011. "Kids and Guns." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 23, Las Vegas, NV.

Research Clusters:

Social Control:

1283 Social Sciences & 
University of California, 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

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(530) 752-0783 fax

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