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Dr. David Lane

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice Sciences
Schroeder Hall - SCH 434
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David C. Lane is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware. He previously held the position of associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of South Dakota. His research focuses are tattooing, the relationship between disasters and crime, and understanding contemporary social problems.

Current Courses

218.001Social Construction of Crime

201.003Crime and Behavior

201.004Crime and Behavior

401.001Criminological Theory

499.015Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

287.011Independent Study

400.015Independent Study

291.001Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences

Book, Authored

Lane, D. The Other End of the Needle: Continuity and Change. Rutgers University Press (2020)

Book, Chapter

Lane, D. Explaining Body Deviance with Stigma and Carnival of the Grotesque.. Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge (2014)


Lane, D. Tattoos. The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty (2017): 984-989.

Journal Article

Lane, D., Williams, K., & Foster, J. Businesses, Places, and Violence: A Preliminary Empirical Examination. Deviant Behavior (2020)
Aguirre, B., & Lane, D. Fraud in Disasters: Rethinking the Phases. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2019)
Lane, D., & DeCamp, W. ‘Sports will Keep ‘em out of Trouble’: A Comparative Analysis of Substance Use among Adolescents.. Journal of Sport and Health Research. (2017): 41-52.
Lane, D. Understanding Body Modification: A Process Based Framework. Sociology Compass 11 (2017)
Lane, D. Tats All Folks: An Analysis of Tattoo Literature. Sociology Compass 8 (2014): 398-410.