AkiRobertsAki Roberts

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office:   Bolton Hall, Room 740
Phone: 414/229-6943
E-mail:  aki@uwm.edu
Vita (pdf)

Summer Office Hours (May 18–Sep 1, 2014): By appointment
Fall Office Hours (Sept. 9 - Dec. 11, 2014): TBD and by appointment


Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Mexico

Areas of Specialization:

Criminology, Crime Justice Outcome, Motor Vehicle Theft, Japanese Crime, National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS)

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2014
Sociol 261-402: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Sociol 461-401 & 801: Multivariate Data Analysis for Social Research
Spring 2014
Sociol 261-402:  Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Roberts, A. (Inpress). Measuring police agency performance by difficulty-adjusted homicide clearance rates. Homicide Studies.

Roberts, A. & Block, S. (2013). Explaining permanent and temporary motor vehicle theft rates in the United States: A crime-specific approach. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 50: 445-471.

Roberts, A. & Willits, D. (2013). Lifestyle, routine activities, and felony-related eldercide.Homicide Studies 17: 184-203.

Roberts, A. (2012). Motor vehicle recovery: A multi-level event history analysis of NIBRS data. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 49: 301-326.

Roberts, A., Roberts, J. M., Jr.,& Liedka, R. V. (2012). Elements of terrorism preparedness in local police agencies, 2003-2007: Impact of vulnerability, organizational characteristics, and contagion in the Post-9/11 era. Crime & Delinquency 58: 444-467.

Roberts, A & Lyons, C. (2011). Hispanic victims and homicide clearance by arrest.  Homicide Studies 15: 48-73.