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Stacey J. Bosick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Stacey Bosick

Office Location: LSC 420T
Phone: (303) 315-2141
Fax: (303) 315-2149

Spring 2015 Office Hours
Thursdays 2:00pm-3:00pm
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Bosick teaches Criminology, Crime and Inequality and the Life Course, and Introduction to Sociology. She also teaches a study abroad course in Thailand on the sociology of global issues. For more information visit:​ ​​

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 2009
A.M., Sociology, Harvard University, 2006
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1999


Stacey J. Bosick has a primary appointment to the Department of Sociology and a secondary appointment to the School of Public Affairs. She is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research and teaching interests are in crime, inequality and the life course. She is particularly interested in the transition to adulthood experiences of vulnerable populations. Her recent work explores the relationship between criminal offending and the transition to adulthood experiences of urban, at-risk youth. A separate project examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the transition to adulthood experiences of a sample of primarily African-American single mothers who were displaced by the storm. Other projects investigate the movement of underrepresented minority students into graduate degree programs, disparities in police reporting among juvenile delinquents, and adolescent predictors of persistent offending. Professor Bosick’s work has won awards from the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences​.

Select Publications

Bosick, Stacey J. (Forthcoming.) “Pushed Out On My Own: The Impact of Hurricane Katrina in the Lives of Low-Income Emerging Adults.” Sociological Perspectives.
Bosick, Stacey J. (Forthcoming.) “Crime and the Transition to Adulthood: A Person-Centered Approach.” Crime & Delinquency: 1-23.

Fomby, Paula and Stacey J. Bosick. 2013. “Family Instability and the Transition to Adulthood.” Journal of Marriage and Family 75: 1266–1287

Bosick, Stacey J., Callie Marie Rennison, Angela R. Gover, & Mary Dodge. 2012. “Reporting Violence to the Police: Predictors through the Life Course.” Journal of Criminal Justice 40: 441-451.

Bosick, Stacey J. 2012. “Life Course Criminology and Desistance from Crime.” In Routledge Handbook of Gender and Crime Studies. Susan Miller, Angela Gover, and Claire Renzetti (Eds.). New York: Routledge.

Rennison, Callie Marie, Angela R. Gover, Stacey J. Bosick & Mary Dodge. 2011. Reporting Violent Victimization to the Police: A Focus on Race/Hispanic Origin of the Victim among Adolescents. In “Health Disparities in Alcohol Use, Delinquency and Violence among Minority Adolescents,” Special Issue of Open Family Studies Journal 4(Suppl 1-M6): 54-67.

Gover, Angela R. & Stacey J. Bosick. 2011. “Family Deviance.” In Handbook of Deviant Behavior. C. D. Bryant (Ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Bosick, Stacey J. & Angela R. Gover. 2010. “Incarceration during the Transition to Adulthood: A Snapshot of At-Risk Males at 25." Lead article in “New Directions in Research Examining Crime over the Life-Course,” Special Issue of the American Journal of Criminal Justice 35(3): 93-104.

Bosick, Stacey J. 2009.  “Operationalizing Crime over the Life Course.” Crime & Delinquency. 55(2): 472-496.​​​​​​​​

Courses Taught

Sociology 1001: Introduction to Sociology

Sociology 3490: Criminology

Sociology 3710: Global Issues Study Abroad in Thailand

Sociology 4690/5690: Crime, Inequality and the Life Course​