Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Mike Maume




Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Mike Maume / Bear Hall 207A/

  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 white-collar crime and corporate crime and prosecution. 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
  • Corporate Crime and Prosecutions
  • Crime and Victimization in School and Community Contexts
  • Macrosocial Correlates of Lethal Violence
  • Social Isolation and Intimate Partner Violence
Professional Associations
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • North Carolina Criminal Justice Association
Courses Taught
  • CRM/SOC 301 Data Analysis
  • CRM 310 White Collar Crime
  • CRM 410 World Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRM/SOC 504 Data Analysis (graduate)
Current Research Projects
  • Corporate Environmental Crimes, the Treadmill of Production, and Environmental Justice
  • An Analysis of Recent Corporate Prosecutions in the U.S.
  • The Deterrent Effect of Federal Corporate Sentencing Agreements