Professor Stowell received his PhD in sociology from the University at Albany-SUNY. Stowell is originally from California, where he received his BA in sociology from California State University, San Marcos. His research interests are guided by two general themes; communities and crime. More specifically, he is interested in the variation in patterns of violence across immigrant and non-immigrant neighborhoods. Most recently, his research has involved the use of tract-level data collected for a number of U.S. cities to test the question of whether immigration is associated with high levels of lethal and non-lethal violence, as theories of crime expect. Stowell is currently involved in additional research projects with Ramiro Martinez which examine both the spatial and temporal aspects of the immigrant/crime link. Professor Stowell’s methodological interests include mapping, spatial analysis and structural equation modeling. His teaching interests include statistics, research methods, and communities and crime.
2007 Stowell, Jacob I. Immigration and Crime: Considering the Direct and Indirect Effects of Immigration on Violent Criminal Behavior. New York: LFB Scholarly Press.
2007 Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) Phillip Hoke Award for Excellence in Analysis for “Travel to Violence: Final Report.”
2006 Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Research Fellowship. Project titled A New Direction in the Study of Immigration and Crime: Examining the Between Asian Immigration and Criminal Deviance in New England.
2004 National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Primary Mentor: Dr. Ramiro Martinez).
2001 Paul Meadows Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Sociology, University at Albany.
American Society of Criminology
American Sociological Association
Midwest Sociological Society
New York State Sociological Association