Curriculum Vitae

Keri B. Burchfield

908 Zulauf Hall
Department of Sociology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Education

2005 - PhD., Crime, Law and Justice Program, Pennsylvania State University.

1997 - M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University.

1994 - B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research and Teaching Interests

Criminology, Communities and Crime, Sex Offenders, Animals and Crime, Sociology of Deviance, Urban Sociology

Professional Experience

2011 – present:  Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University.

2006 – present:  Core Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Northern Illinois University.

2011 - 2015:  Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University.

2005 – 2011:  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University.

2000 – 2001:  Program Analyst, Identity Theft Program, Federal Trade Commission.

1998 – 2000:  Research Assistant, United States Sentencing Commission.

1998:  Research Associate, National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Publications

Katz, Nathan and Keri B. Burchfield. Forthcoming. Special needs animals and those who care for them. Society and Animals. 

Burchfield, Keri B.  2016.  The sociology of animal crime: An examination of incidents and arrests in Chicago.  Deviant Behavior, 37: 368-384.

Burchfield, Keri B., Lisa L. Sample and Robert Lytle.  2014.  Public interest in sex offenders: A perpetual panic?  Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 15: 96-117.

Burchfield, Keri B. and William Mingus.  2014.  Sex offender reintegration: Consequences of the local neighborhood context.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, 39: 109-124.

Burchfield, Keri B. and Eric Silver.  2013.  Collective efficacy and crime in Los Angeles neighborhoods:  Implications for the Latino paradox.  Sociological Inquiry, 83: 154-176.

Keri B. Burchfield.  2012.  Assessing  community residents’ perceptions of local registered sex offenders.  Deviant Behavior, 33: 241-259.

Mingus, William and Keri Burchfield.  2012.  From prison to integration:  Applying modified labeling theory to sex offenders.  Criminal Justice Studies, 25: 97-109.

Warner, Barbara D. and Keri B. Burchfield.  2011.  Misperceived neighborhood values and informal social control.  Justice Quarterly, 28: 606-630.

Oakley, Deirdre and Keri B. Burchfield. 2009.  Out of the projects, still in the hood: The spatial constraints on public housing residents' relocation in Chicago.  Journal of Urban Affairs, 31: 589-614.

Burchfield, Keri B.  2009.  Attachment as a source of informal social control in urban neighborhoods.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 37: 45-54.

Hughes, Lorine A. and Keri B. Burchfield.  2008.  Sex offender residence restrictions in Chicago: An environmental injustice?  Justice Quarterly, 25: 647-673.

Felson, Richard B. Brent E. Teasdale and Keri B. Burchfield.  2008.  The influence of being under the influence:  Alcohol effects on adolescent violence.  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 45: 119 - 141.

Burchfield, Keri B. and William Mingus.  2008.  Not in my neighborhood:  Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35: 356-374.

Felson, Richard B., Keri B. Burchfield and Brent E. Teasdale.  2007.  The impact of alcohol on different types of violent incidents.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34: 1057-1068.

Felson, Richard B. and Keri B. Burchfield.  2004.  Alcohol and the risk of physical and sexual assault victimization.  Criminology, 42: 837-859.

Maxfield, Linda D. and Keri B. Burchfield.  2002.  Immigration offenses involving unlawful entry:  Is federal practice comparable across districts?  Federal Sentencing Reporter, 14: 260-266.

Other Publications

Keri B. Burchfield. 2011. Residence restrictions.  Criminology and Public Policy, 10: 411-419.

Book review of Meloy, Michelle L.  2008.  Sex offenders and the men who commit them:  An assessment of sex offenders on probation.  Criminal Justice Review, 33: 260-262.

Grant Proposals

Burchfield, Keri B.  A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Impact of Safe Humane’s Lifetime Bonds Program.  Grant proposal submitted to the Northern Illinois University Graduate Council Committee on Research and Artistry, March 2016.  $12,426.  Not funded.

Safe Humane Chicago with Keri B. Burchfield, principal investigator.  Evaluating the Welfare of Safe Humane Chicago's Court Case Dogs.  Grant proposal submitted to the Parks Foundation, May 2015.  $10,000.  Not funded.

Manila Consulting with Keri B. Burchfield, sub-contractor.  Evaluation of Safe Humane Chicago's Lifetime Bonds Program.  Grant proposal submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), April 2012.  $400,000.  Not funded.

Manila Consulting with Keri B. Burchfield, consultant and study liaison.  Animal Abuse and Polyvictimization.  Grant proposal submitted to the  National Institute of Justice, $175,000, April 2012.  Not funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. and Richard Tewksbury. Assessing Community Residents’ Access to Information about Local Sex Offenders:  Proposal for a Mail-out Survey.  Grant proposal submitted to Google Research Awards, April 2010.  $15,000.  Not funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Grant proposal submitted to the American Sociological Association Fund for Advancement of the Discipline, June 2007. $6,975. Funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Grant proposal submitted to the Northern Illinois University Graduate Council Committee on Research and Artistry, September 2006. $6,000. Funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Grant proposal submitted to the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, December 2006. $1,000. Not funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Grant proposal submitted to the American Sociological Association Fund for Advancement of the Discipline, December 2006. $6,975. Not funded.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Grant proposal submitted to the Open Society Institute After-Prison Initiative, July 2006. $50,000. Not funded.

Award

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Recipient, National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR), Mentor: Edward P. Mulvey.

Presentations and Invited Talks

Burchfield, Keri B.  The Sociology of Animal Crime.  Invited talk at a panel discussion on dog fighting.  Center for Animal Law at DePaul University, Chicago, November 2015.

Burchfield, Keri B.  The Sociology of Animal Crime.  Invited talk at the Animal Law Committee meeting, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, October 2015.

Burchfield, Keri B. and William Mingus.  Sex Offender Reintegration: Consequences of the Local Neighborhood Context.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2012.

Burchfield, Keri B. Assessing Registered Sex Offenders’ Experiences With Local Social Capital and Social Control. Paper presented at the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders International Conference, Oslo, Norway, September 2010.

Burchfield, Keri B. Assessing Community Residents’ Perceptions of Local Registered Sex Offenders. Paper presented at the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders International Conference, Oslo, Norway, September 2010.

Burchfield, Keri B. and Eric Silver. Questioning the systemic model: The effects of social ties on informal social control in Los Angeles neighborhoods. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, St. Louis, October 2008.

Warner, Barbara D. and Keri B. Burchfield. Misperceived neighborhood values and informal social control. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, St. Louis, October 2008.

Burchfield, Keri B. Not in my neighborhood: Assessing registered sex offenders’ experiences with local social capital and social control. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, November 2006.

Burchfield, Keri B. Attachment as a source of informal social control in urban neighborhoods. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Toronto, November 2005.

Burchfield, Keri B. Attachment as a source of informal social control in Chicago neighborhoods. Presented at a poster session of the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Nashville, November 2004.

Burchfield, Keri B. Color versus class: Differential effects of race and poverty on informal social control. Presented at a poster session of the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Denver, November 2003.

Felson, Richard B. and Keri B. Burchfield. Substance use among offenders and victims of physical and sexual assault. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Denver, November 2003.

Burchfield, Keri B. Public opinion and punitive policy: What is the link? Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2002.

Mrozoski, Barbara, Ralph Fretz, Eric Silver, Keri B. Burchfield, Robert Mackey, Michael Oliver, and Kirk Heilbrun. Characteristics of post-release inmates escaping from community correctional placements. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Biennial Conference, Austin, March 2002.

Maxfield, Linda D., and Keri B. Burchfield. Immigration offenses: Tracking federal prosecutorial and sentencing practices across districts. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Toronto, November 1999.

Burchfield, Keri B. Prison versus alternative confinement: Issues for short-term offenders. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Toronto, November 1999.

Additional Research Experience

2001 – 2005:  Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University.

1995 – 1997:  Research Assistant, Florida State University.

1994:  Research Assistant, University of California, Irvine, School of Social Ecology.

1994:  Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Psychology.

Teaching

2005 – present:  Foundations in Sociology (SOCI 300), Criminology (SOCI 381), Deviance in Society (SOCI 380), Animals and Society (SOCI 395), Communities and Crime (SOCI 480), Theories of Crime and Delinquency (SOCI 581). Northern Illinois University.

2005:  Deviance (instructor), Pennsylvania State University.

2004:  Social Statistics (lab instructor) and Criminology (instructor), Pennsylvania State University.

2003:  Juvenile Delinquency (instructor), Pennsylvania State University.

Professional Service

2014:  Reviewer for Social Problems.

2009 – 2014:  Reviewer for Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

2008 – 2014:  Reviewer for Justice Quarterly.

2006 – 2014:  Reviewer for Criminology.

2012:  Reviewer for American Sociological Review.

2010:  Grant proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation.

2009:  Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

2008:  Reviewer for Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

2007:  Reviewer for Criminal Justice Review.

2005:  Reviewer for the Sociological Quarterly.

2005:  Manuscript reviewer for Rowman and Littlefield.

Professional Membership

2003 – present:  Member, American Sociological Association.

1995 – present:  Member, American Society of Criminology.

References

Dr. Eric Silver
Professor of Crime, Law, Justice, and Sociology
211 Oswald Tower
Department of Sociology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-6207
Phone: (814) 865-8867
Fax: (814) 863-7216

Dr. Deirdre Oakley
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302
Phone: 404-413-6511
Fax: 404-413-6505

Dr. Kristen Myers
Professor
Department of Sociology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-6431
Fax: 815-753-6302

Revised April 2016

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