Douglas Andrew Baals

Douglas Andrew Baals

PhD Candidate in Criminology

912 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. 2014-2018 Ph.D. Criminology, Pennsylvania State University.
  2. 2012-2014 M.S., Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  3. 2010-2012 B.A., Criminal Justice, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


My dissertation applies a life-course focus to stratification, examining how the relationship between socioeconomic background and young adulthood adjustment is impacted by key factors during adolescence, such as peer status and involvement in delinquency.

Dissertation Chair(s):

D. Wayne Osgood

Research Interests:

Peers and Delinquency, Social Stratification and Crime, Life-Course, Social Networks, Quantitative Methods.