NCJR Director Ryan Spohn Published in Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Omaha, Nebraska – Dr. Ryan Spohn's new publication, "Spare the Rod, Endanger the Child? Strain, Race/Ethnicity, and Serious Delinquency," advances general strain theory by examining the conditioning role of race and the manner in which it influences the subjective experience of strain. Dr. Spohn's work suggests that the impact of strain on delinquency is conditioned by the sociocultural context of race and ethnicity. Read the full journal article here.
Dr. Spohn is currently the NCJR director at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Iowa. His research interests include applied research and evaluation of criminal justice systems, juvenile delinquency, child maltreatment, and child welfare.