Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Mike Maume

Department Chair

Dr. Mike Maume / Bear Hall 207A/ 910-962-7749 /

1998 Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University

1994 M.A. Sociology, College of William and Mary

1992 B.A. Sociology, Virginia Wesleyan College

Curriculum Vitae

My general research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminology, criminal justice and research methods. My specific research interests are in the areas of crime in school and community contexts, macrosociological correlates of violence, and victim/offender decision-making. I have maintained an active research agenda and publishing effort since arriving at UNCW in 2001. As a scholar within the fields of sociology and criminology, I take seriously the responsibilities that I have to conduct research ethically, to "pass on" the enterprise of social science to students, and to serve my discipline in a number of capacities. I strongly believe in the interactive relationship between teaching and research, and do not think that I would be as effective in either of those areas if I did not continually seek to improve my teaching or maintain an active research agenda. In fact, my interests have always combined sociology and criminology. As an undergraduate, I was enthralled by my introduction to sociology instructor, and by the time I finished my degree at my small liberal arts college I had developed close relationships with the faculty teaching sociology, criminology and psychology classes. These close relationships fueled my decision to pursue graduate studies in sociology. At the masters level, I also gained valuable work experience at educational and juvenile justice agencies that shaped my scholarly interests at the MA and PhD levels.

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Specialty Areas
  • Crime and Victimization in School and Community Contexts
  • Macrosocial Correlates of Lethal Violence
  • Social Isolation and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Life Course and Criminal Careers
  • Juvenile Justice Decision Making
Professional Associations
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Association
Courses Taught
  • CRM 105, Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRM/SOC 255, Criminology
  • CRM/SOC 300, Research Methods
  • CRM/SOC 301, Data Analysis
  • CRM 310 White Collar Crime
  • CRM 350 Juvenile Justice
  • CRM/SOC 504 Data Analysis (graduate)
  • CRM/SOC 592 Advanced Data Analysis (graduate)
Current Research Projects
  • Contextual Correlates of School Crime
  • School Victimization and Police Notification
  • Social Isolation and Intimate Partner Violence
Current Service Activities
  • UNCW RTP Committee
  • UNCW Honors Council
  • UNCW CTE Advisory Board
  • President, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association