Pedro Thomas, Professor

Address: 113E Armstrong Hall
Phone: (507)-389-2190


  • 2000     Ph.D.     Sociology, Washington State University
  • 1993     M.A.       Sociology, Washington State University
  • 1990     B.A.       Sociology and Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Areas of Interest

  • Macro-Level Criminology
  • Ecological Criminology
  • Demographic Disproportions in Crime and Justice
  • Racial/Ethnic and Immigrant Crime and Justice
  • Crime Pattern (Geographic, Temporal, Recidivism) and their Theoretical Implications

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Foundations and Orientation to Corrections
  • Corrections Research Methods
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Social Deviance
  • Community Reentry

Academic Biography
Pedro M. Thomas earned his sociology Doctorate and Master’s degrees at Washington State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology at University of North Carolina-Charlotte.   His academic interests center on macro-level criminology (especially ecological criminology), demographic disproportions in crime and justice (especially racial/ethnic and immigrant), various other crime patterns (geographic, temporal, recidivism), and their theoretical implications.  He regularly teaches Criminology, Foundations and Orientation to Corrections, Corrections Research Methods, and occasionally, several other courses.

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