Timothy C. Brown
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
Phone: (619) 594-4844
Email: [email protected]
Timothy C. Brown received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology from Louisiana State University in 2010. He comes to San Diego State University from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he served as an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His research focuses on the impacts of changing economic landscapes on the social fabric of communities, specifically involvement or desistance in deviant groups such as youth gangs. His research seeks to explain how community structure conditions social relations among local residents and criminal networks, which in turn can have positive social implications, particularly an increased ability for communities to ameliorate social dislocations via informal social control. Tim is currently a member of an on-going research team examining escalating youth gang violence in a rural community in the Southern U.S., which was supported by a Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant. He currently serves on the editorial boards for Deviant Behavior and American Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. Brown has published his work in Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior, Homicide Studies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and The Social Science Journal, among others. His research and teaching interests include sub-cultures and crime, rural crime, social deviance, and criminological theory.