Ph.D. Sociology, SUNY-Albany (1985)
M.A. Criminal Justice, SUNY-Albany (1978)
B.A. History, SUNY-Albany (1976)
Areas of Expertise:
Professor Chamlin received his Ph.D. in sociology from SUNY-Albany in 1985. He served eight years on the faculty of the Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma and seventeen years on the faculty of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati immediately prior to coming to Texas State, San Marcos in 2010. His research focuses on explicating the linkages from macro-level, structural conditions on various dimensions of crime and crime control. Drawing on insights garnered from pluralistic conflict, anomie, and deterrence theories, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, many in the top journals of the field (Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology). He recently completed his four year term as the editor of the Journal of Crime and Justice. Currently, he serves on the advisory boards of Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and the Journal of Crime and Justice. His graduate level teaching is in the areas of criminological theory, macro-criminology, the philosophy of science, and time series analysis.