Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Rod K. Brunson



Ph.D. (2003) University of Illinois at Chicago (Area of concentration: Criminology)

Curriculum Vitae



Rod Brunson’s research examines youths’ experiences in neighborhood contexts, with a specific focus on the interactions of race, class, and gender, and their relationship to criminal justice practices.  He has authored or coauthored more than 50 articles, book chapters, and essays.  Dr. Brunson’s work appears in the British Journal of Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, Gender & Society, the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Sociological Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review.  He is the 2008 recipient of the New Scholar Award, American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime.  He also received the 2010 Tory J. Caeti Outstanding Young Scholar Memorial Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Juvenile Justice Section.

Areas of Specialization
Communities & Violent Crime
Police-community Relations
Qualitative Research Methods

Key Publications

Fagan, Jeffrey, Anthony Braga, Rod K. Brunson, and April Pattavina.
Forthcoming. “Stops and Stares: Street Stops, Surveillance and Race in the
New Policing.” Fordham Urban Law Journal.

Pegram, Kashea, Rod. K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga. Forthcoming. “The
Doors of the Church are now Open: Black Clergy, Collective Efficacy, and
Neighborhood Violence.” City & Community.

Sahin, Nusret, Anthony A. Braga, Robert Apel, and Rod K. Brunson.
Forthcoming. “The Impact of Procedurally-Just Policing on Citizen
Perceptions of Police during Traffic Stops: The Adana Randomized
Controlled Trial.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Brunson, Rod K. 2015. “Focused Deterrence and Improved Police-Community
Relations: Unpacking the Proverbial “Black Box.” Criminology & Public
Policy. 14:507-514.

Brunson, Rod K., Anthony A. Braga, David Hureau, and Kashea Pegram. 2015.
“We Trust You, But Not That Much: Examining Police-Black Clergy
Partnerships to Reduce Youth Violence.” Justice Quarterly. 32:1006-1036.

Brunson, Rod K. and Ronald Weitzer. 2011. “Negotiating Unwelcome Police
Encounters: The Intergenerational Transmission of Conduct Norms.”
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 40:425-456.

Gau, Jacinta and Rod K. Brunson. 2010. “Procedural Justice and Order
Maintenance Policing: A Study of Inner-City Young Men’s Perceptions of
Police Legitimacy.” Justice Quarterly. 27:255-279.

Stewart, Eric, Eric P. Baumer, Rod K. Brunson, and Ronald L. Simons.
2009. “Neighborhood Racial Context and Perceptions of Racial
Discrimination among Black Youth. Criminology. 47:847-887.

Brunson, Rod K. 2007. “‘Police Don't Like Black People’: African
American Young Men's Accumulated Police Experiences.” Criminology & Public
Policy. 6:71-102.

Brunson, Rod K. and Jody Miller. 2006. “Young Black Men and Urban Policing
in the United States.” British Journal of Criminology. 46:613-640.


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