Janet Stamatel

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Center for Equality and Social Justice
  • International Studies
  • Sociology
1571 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays 11am - 1pm and by appointment

Spring 2018:  On sabbatical


University of Chicago, Sociology, Ph.D. 2004


I am a sociologist specializing in global criminology, political sociology, and quantitative methods.  My primary research agenda addresses why countries vary in their levels and types of crime, how we can best measure that variation, and how we can advance criminological theories to account for macro-level crime differences.  I am especially interested in how political regime changes can contribute to or alleviate social disorder problems, such as crime.   Most of my research focuses on crime in Europe, particularly post-communist Eastern Europe. 

Selected Publications: 

Stamatel, Janet P. (Forthcoming 2017). “Cross-National Crime,” in Beth M. Huebner (Ed).  Oxford Bibliographies Online:  Criminology.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Stamatel, Janet P., and Chenghui Zhang. (Forthcoming Nov. 2017). “Risk Factors for Violence against Refugee Women,” in Helmut Kury and Slawomir Rado (Eds.). The “Refugee Problem” – An Opportunity for Global Civic Education. Springer Verlag.

Stamatel, Janet P. (Online first, Dec. 28, 2016). “The Influence of Political and Economic Regime Types on Macro-Level Property Crime Variation: The Case of Post-Communist Eastern Europe.” Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Stamatel, Janet P. (Online first, Sep. 16, 2016). “Money Matters: Elaborating the Relationship between Gender Inequality and Homicide Rates in the European Union.” Feminist Criminology, 1557085116667480.

Stamatel, Janet P.  (2016) “The Effects of Detrimental Drinking Patterns and Drug Use on Macro-Level Female Homicide Victimization Rates across Europe.” Current Sociology, 64(7): 1090-1107.

Stamatel, Janet P.  (2016) “Democratic Cultural Values as Predictors of Cross-National Homicide Variation in Europe.”  Homicide Studies, 20(3): 239-256

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