Academic Information

Specialty Area



Ph.D., Criminology Specialization, Purdue University
MS, Sociology, Purdue University
MA, Theology, Western Seminary
BA, Sociology, Oregon State University

Research Interests

Crime Analysis, Policing, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of Religion

Selected Publications

Wrede, Clint and Richard Featherstone. 2012. “Striking Out on Its Own: The Divergence of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Sociology.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education 23:103-125.

Mack, Kristin, Michael Leiber, and Richard Featherstone. 2009. “Family Structure, Family Processes, Economic Factors and Delinquency: Similarities and Differences by Race and Ethnicity.” Journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 7:79-99.

Deflem, Mathieu, Richard Featherstone, Suzanne Sutphin, and Yunqing Li. 2008. “Policing the Pearl: Historical Transformations of Law Enforcement in Hong Kong.” International Journal of Police Science and Management 10:349-356.

Featherstone, Richard and Katie Sorrell. 2007. “Sociology Dismissing Religion? The Presentation of Religious Change in Introductory Sociology Textbooks” American Sociologist 38:78-98.

Mack, Kristin, Michael Leiber, Richard Featherstone, and Maria Monserud. 2007. "Reassessing the family-delinquency association: Do family type, family processes, and economic factors make a difference?" Journal of Criminal Justice 35:51-67.

Muzzatti, Stephen and Richard Featherstone. 2007. "Crosshairs on Our Backs: The Culture of Fear and the Production of the DC Sniper Story." Contemporary Justice Review 10:43-66.

Featherstone, Richard. 2007. "Police." In The American Midwest: An Interpretative Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, and Andrew Cayton. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ. Press.

Featherstone, Richard. 2005. Narratives from the 1971 Attica Prison Riot: Towards a New Theory of Correctional Disturbances. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Featherstone, Richard and Mathieu Deflem. 2003. "Anomie and Strain: Context and Consequences of Merton`s Two Theories." Sociological Inquiry 73:471-489.

Featherstone, Richard. 2001. "Compliance as Dissidence: Young Catholics and Sexual Ethics." Sociological Focus 34:139-154.