Assistant Professor – Sociology & Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Sociology
- U.S. Corrections
- Sociology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior
- Drug Use and Abuse in America
- Fundamentals of Social Science Research
- Juvenile Justice
- Comparative Criminal Justice
- Race and Culture
- Social Service CJ Internships
Ph. D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Dissertation Title: Interactionist Labeling: A Structural Equation Model of Formal Labeling, Juvenile Delinquency, and Adult Criminality
M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Thesis Title: Interactionist Labeling: Formal and Informal Labeling’s Effects on Juvenile Delinquency
B.A. in Criminal Justice – University of Illinois at Springfield
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
Carson, Linda A., and Daniel R. Kavish (2018). Scaffolding Rubrics to Improve Student Writing: Preliminary Results of Using Rubrics in a Sociology Program to Enhance Learning and Mechanical Writing Skills. Societies, 8(2), 34. (doi:10.3390/soc8020034)
Mullins, Christopher W., and Daniel R. Kavish (2017). Conceal Carry and Race: A Test of Minority Threat Theory in Law Generation. Social Sciences, 6(4), 149. (doi:10.3390/socsci6040149)
Mullins, Christopher W., and Daniel R. Kavish (2017). ‘It Just Be Like That’: Young Men’s and Women’s Narratives of Negative Sexual Behavior. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 5(2), 174-194.
Kavish, Daniel R. (2017). Policy Implications of Contemporary Labeling Theory Research. Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, 10(1), p. 45-54.
Kavish, Daniel R., Christopher W. Mullins, and Danielle Soto (2016). Interactionist Labeling: Formal and Informal Labeling’s Effects on Juvenile Delinquency. Crime & Delinquency, 62(10), p. 1313-1336. (DOI: 10.1177/0011128714542504)
Book Review Publications
Kavish, Daniel R. (2017). Review of “Debating Hate Crime: Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 59(4), 583-590. (DOI:10.3138/cjccj.59.4.bm)
Kavish, Daniel R. (2017). Review of “Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests.”Contemporary Justice Review, 20(3), 395-397. (DOI:10.1080/10282580.2017.1347857)
Contributions in Professional Books
Kavish, Daniel R. (2018). “C.S.A: The Confederate States of America.” In Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film. Salvador Jimenez Murguía, editor. Rowman & Littlefield.
Kavish, Daniel R. (2016). “Juan Corona.” In Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Steven Chermak & Frankie Bailey, editors. ABC-CLIO.
Kavish, Daniel R. (2016). “Celia Cooney.” In Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Steven Chermak & Frankie Bailey, editors. ABC-CLIO.
Kavish, Daniel R. (2014). “The Police and Policing.” In Crime, Justice, and Social Diversity. Christopher W. Mullins, editor. Cognella. 177-184.
Kavish, Daniel R. and Christopher W. Mullins (2013). “Routine Activity Theory.” In Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Jefferey Ian Ross, editor. Sage. 359-360
Kavish, Daniel R. and Christopher W. Mullins (2013). “Street/Block Parties.” Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Jefferey Ian Ross, editor. Sage. 402-403
Working with Undergraduates
Dr. Kavish currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Criminal Justice Student Association. The Criminal Justice Student Association competes annually in the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) Undergraduate Quiz Bowl. Undergraduates from SWOSU’s criminal justice program most recently placed in 2nd place at the 2018 competition. Kavish also serves as a mentor for undergraduates that present research at regional and national professional conferences.
Dr. Kavish is an active member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). He most recently served as a member of the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award Committee. He is currently serving on the program committee for ASC’s 2019 conference that will be hosted in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Kavish serves on the editorial board for the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice, Critical Criminology. He has also served as a peer-reviewer for other scholarly journals such as the Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Social Sciences, and Societies. Likewise, he has evaluated and reviewed textbooks for Oxford University Press and Sage Publications. He is currently the guest editor of a special issue of Societies on identity, stigma, and social reactions.