Joseph De Angelis
Phinney Hall 317
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110
Joseph De Angelis is an associate professor of criminology and sociology.
- Ph.D., Sociology, New York University, 2005
- M.A., Sociology, New York University, 2000
- B.S., Sociology, Boise State University, 1995
Joseph De Angelis earned a doctorate in sociology from New York University in 2005, with areas of emphasis in the sociology of punishment, criminology and urban sociology. Prior to coming to the University of Idaho, he served as the policy director for the Office of the Independent Monitor, a police and corrections oversight agency in Denver, Colorado. He has also worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University and as an analyst for the Independent Police Review Division in Portland, Oregon.
Throughout his career, De Angelis has defined himself as a public sociologist and pursued an active research agenda focusing on criminal justice policy and institutional responses to crime and misconduct by criminal justice actors. He has active lines of research in relation to police oversight and accountability, community trust in law enforcement, police use of force, and firearms policy. Overall, his work has been published in a wide range of venues, including the Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Criminology and Social Theory, Criminal Justice Review, Criminal Justice Studies, Police Quarterly, Handbook of Criminological Research Methods, and Policing: An International Journal of Management and Strategy.
- De Angelis, J, T. Benz, and P. Gillham. 2017. “Threat Perceptions, Collective Security and Support for Concealed Firearms on Campus.” Criminal Justice Review. 42(1): 77-94.
- De Angelis, J., R. Rosenthal, and B. Buchner. 2016. Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center.
- De Angelis, J. and Wolf, B. 2016. “Perceived Police Accountability and Attitudes toward Local Police.” Criminal Justice Studies. 29(3): 232-252.
- De Angelis, J. 2016. “What do Citizens Think About Police Accountability Measures? Lessons from Community Attitudinal Surveys.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 27(5): 520-536.
- Schaible, L., De Angelis, J., Wolf, B. and R. Rosenthal. 2013. “Denver’s Citizen/Police Complaint Mediation Program: Evaluating Officer and Complainant Satisfaction.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 24(5): 626-650.
- De Angelis, J. and B. Wolf. 2013. “Tasers and Community Controversy: Investigating Training Officer Perceptions of Public Concern Over Conducted Energy Weapons.” The Qualitative Report 18(26): 1-20.
- Kupchik, A., J. De Angelis, and N. Bracy. 2012. “Order in the Court: Using Ethnomethodology in Juvenile Justice Settings.” In D. Gadd, S. Karstedt, & S. Messner (eds.), Handbook of Criminological Research Methods. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. http://methods.sagepub.com/book/sage-hdbk-criminological-research-methods/n22.xml
- Wolf, B. and J. De Angelis. 2011. “Accountability and Less Lethal Force: Keying Processes in the Competitive Construction of Police Electroshock Technology.” Journal of Criminology and Social Theory 4(2): 457-673.
- Wehrman, M. and J. De Angelis. 2011. “Citizen Willingness to Participate in Police- Community Partnerships: Exploring the Influence of Race and Neighborhood Context.” Police Quarterly 14(1):48-69.
- De Angelis, J., and A. Kupchik. 2009. “Ethnicity, Trust, and Acceptance of Authority Among Police Officers.” Journal of Criminal Justice 37: 273-279.
- De Angelis, J. 2009. “Assessing the Impact of Police Oversight and Procedural Fairness on the Attitudes of Citizens who File Police Complaints.” Police Quarterly 12(9): 214-236.