April 20, 2022

Personal Summary

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social Investigation and a Research Fellow of Nuffield College in the University of Oxford. I conduct theory-driven research on the ways communities respond to crime and the consequences of those responses using methods from demography, computational social science, and causal inference.

Professional Appointments

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University Assistant Professor (Beginning Sep. 2022)
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Social Investigation, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Research Fellow
Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Education

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2021 PhD in Sociology — University of Washington
Dissertation: Integrating Collective Efficacy and Criminal Opportunity: Disorder, the Built Environment, and Policing
2017 Master of Arts in Sociology — University of Washington
Thesis: Disorder in the Neighborhood: A Large-Scale Field Experiment on Disorder, Norm Violation, and Pro-Social Behavior
2013 Master of Public Policy — Oregon State University
Thesis: Exploring a Mental Health Crisis: An Examination of Mental Health Arrests in Benton County, OR

Publications

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CC Lanfear. 2022. Collective Efficacy and the Built Environment. Criminology 60(2)
CC Lanfear, RL Matsueda, LR Beach. 2020. Broken Windows, Informal Social Control, and Crime: Assessing Causality in Empirical Studies. Annual Review of Criminology 3
RL Matsueda, CC Lanfear. 2020. Differential Association Theory. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Ed.
RL Matsueda, CC Lanfear. 2020. Collective Action, Rational Choice, and Gang Delinquency: Appreciating Short and Strodtbeck (1965). Social Bridges and Contexts in Criminology and Sociology: Reflections on the Intellectual Legacy of James F. Short, Jr.
CC Lanfear, LR Beach, TA Thomas. 2018. Formal Social Control in Changing Neighborhoods: Racial Implications of Neighborhood Context on Reactive Policing. City & Community 17(4)
BC Burkhardt, SM Akins, J Sassaman, S Jackson, K Elwer, CC Lanfear, M Amorim, KM Stevens. 2017. University Researcher and Law Enforcement Collaboration: Lessons from a Study of Justice-Involved Persons with Suspected Mental Illness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 61(5)
SM Akins, BC Burkhardt, CC Lanfear. 2016. Law Enforcement Response to “Frequent Fliers” An Examination of High-Frequency Contacts Between Police and Justice-Involved Persons With Mental Illness. Criminal Justice Policy Review 27(1)
CC Lanfear, SM Akins, CJ Mosher. 2013. Examining the Relationship of Substance Use and Sexual Orientation. Deviant Behavior 34(7)
SM Akins, CC Lanfear, S Cline, CJ Mosher. 2013. Patterns and Correlates of Adult American Indian Substance Use. Journal of Drug Issues 43(4)

Policy Reports

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CC Lanfear. 2019. Terry Stop Bias Report. Seattle Police Department
RD Crutchfield, A Harris, CC Lanfear, TA Thomas. 2017. UWPD Racial Bias in Contacts Analysis. Office of the University of Washington President
CC Lanfear. 2014. 2013 County Jail Survey Executive Summary. Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
SM Akins, BC Burkhardt, CC Lanfear, KM Stevens, M Amorim. 2013. Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County. Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Willamette Criminal Justice Commission

Presentations

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Nov 16, 2020 Property Crime, Fear of Crime, and Social Control of Homelessness in Seattle. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Canceled due to COVID-19)
Nov 14, 2019 Disorder and Social Control: Experimental Evidence on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Sep 27, 2019 Searching for the Center (with SM Karceski). SocSem, University of Washington
Jan 16, 2019 Complaints and the Social Control of Homelessness in Seattle. SocSem, University of Washington
Oct 26, 2018 Disorder and Social Control. SocSem, University of Washington
Nov 16, 2016 Disorder in the Neighborhood: A Large-Scale Field Experiment on Disorder, Norm Violation, and Pro-Social Behavior. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Aug 21, 2016 Formal Social Control in Changing Seattle Neighborhoods. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2016 Racial and Social Control in Changing Neighborhoods: Who Complains to the Police and Why It Matters. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
Nov 20, 2014 Frequent Flyers and Civil Commitment: Repeat Police Contacts with Mentally Ill Suspects. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Jan 22, 2014 Police Contacts with People with Mental Illness in Benton County. Willamette Criminal Justice Commission, Corvallis, OR

Courses (Instructor)

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2017—2021 Introduction to R for Social Scientists (CSSS508)
University of Washington - 9 terms
2020—2021 Criminology (SOC371)
University of Washington - 2 terms
2017 Introduction to Social Statistics (SOC221)
University of Washington - 1 term

Invited Talks

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May 31, 2019 Reproducibility: Organization, Tools, and Best Practices
Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Professionalization Seminar, University of Washington
Oct 25, 2018 Research Practices: Organization, Tools, and Reproducibility
Built Environments PhD Seminar, University of Washington

Grants and Awards

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2021—Present Research Fellowship, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington
2018 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award - Social Sciences, University of Washington
2018—2019 Best Graduate Instructor, Sociology Department, University of Washington
2017—2018 Outstanding Performance for the Master of Arts, Sociology Department, University of Washington
2017 CSDE Lightning Talk and Poster Session - Best Poster, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington
2014 Blalock Fellowship, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington
2012—2013 Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship, Oregon State University
2011—2012 Laurels Graduate Scholarship, Oregon State University

Service

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2019 Faculty Search Committee (2 searches), Sociology Department, University of Washington
2019—2020 Undergraduate Thesis Co-Advisor: Peter Novello, University of Washington
2018—2019 Graduate Student Assoc. President, Sociology Department, University of Washington
2016—2017 Associate Student Editor, Social Problems
2015—2018 Graduate Student Assoc. Representative to CS&SS, Sociology Department, University of Washington

Media Coverage

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Jan 24, 2022 Homeless camps are often blamed for crime but experts say it’s not so simple. NPR
Apr 3, 2021 Tents in Seattle increased by more than 50% after COVID pandemic began, survey says. The Seattle Times
Oct 11, 2016 UW study seems to equate Black Lives Matter and… Nazis?. Crosscut
Apr 7, 2016 A new method for identifying those with mental illness who have frequent contacts with police may help those in need to get treatment. London School of Economics US Centre
Feb 16, 2015 Study aims to help ID mental health issues that take up police time. KMTR News Source 16

Selected Work Experience

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Apr 2022—Present Associate
Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Jan 2015—Jun 2021 Graduate Research Assistant
University of Washington
Jan 2020—Mar 2020 Graduate Student Consultant
University of Washington – Center for Social Science Computation and Research
Jan 2019—Mar 2019 Graduate Student Consultant
University of Washington – Center for Social Science Computation and Research
Jun 2019—Dec 2019 Research Consultant
Seattle Police Department
Mar 2018—Jun 2018 Graduate Student Consultant
University of Washington – Center for Social Science Computation and Research
Apr 2016—Sep 2017 Research Consultant
University of Washington – Office of the President
Jul 2014—Dec 2014 Social Science Computing and Statistical Analyst
University of Washington
Jan 2013—Jun 2013 Research Intern
Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Corvallis, OR
Sep 2011—Jun 2013 Graduate Research Assistant
Oregon State University

Reviews

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American Journal of Sociology
Criminology
International Migration Review
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Justice Quarterly