Professor - Sociology
sakins@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5370

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 341

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Teaching

  • SOC 241 - Introduction to Crime & Justice
  • SOC 315 - Methods 1: Research Design
  • SOC 441/541 - Criminology & Penology
  • SOC 442/542 - Sociology of Drug Use & Abuse
  • PPOL 521 - Understanding Social Research

Research Interests

  • Criminology and Deviance
  • Drug Use, Abuse and Policy
  • Research Methods & Statistics

Curriculum Vitae

 

Brief Vita

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. - Sociology, Washington State University, 2002
  • M.A. - Sociology, Washington State University, 1999
  • B.S. - Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University, 1994

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • The Control of Consciousness Alteration--Substance Use, Abuse and Policy
  • Race/Ethnic Differences in Substance Use and Problems
  • Racial Segregation, Concentrated Disadvantage and Crime
  • Immigration, Acculturation and Drug Use
  • Recent Immigration and Violence

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Books
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2019.  In the Weeds: Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of US Marijuana Policy. Temple University Press.
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2014. Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration (Second Edition). Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2007. Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Policy Reports
  • Scott Akins, Brett Burkhardt, Charles Lanfear, Mariana Amorim and Katelyn Stevens. 2014. Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County.
  • Scott Akins, Brett Burkhardt, Charles Lanfear*, Katelyn Stevens* and Mariana Amorim*. 2014. OPAL White PaperLaw Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County. White Paper submitted to OSU SPP Oregon Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL).
  • Akins, Scott, Ashley Tucker and Kathleen Veritas. 2010. A Survey Based Analysis of Services Provided by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Akins, Scott, Ashley Tucker and Kathleen Veritas. 2010. An Institutional Comparison Study: The Structure of Sheriff’s Offices in the United States and Suggestions for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Akins, Scott. 2008. Evaluation of Linn County Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign. Linn County Alcohol & Drug Treatment.
  • Akins, Scott. 2003. Public Alcohol Bans: An assessment of their potential effectiveness for reducing crime and disorder. The New Zealand Police.
Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Articles
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2008. “Fear of Crime.” In Encyclopedia of Social ProblemsVincent N. Parrillo, Ed. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Akins, Scott and Jane Florence-Gauthier. 2007. “Hadacol.” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar CrimeJurg Gerber and Eric L. Jensen, Eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Florence-Gauthier, Jane and Scott Akins. 2007. “Kerr-McGee Corporation” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar CrimeJurg Gerber and Eric L. Jensen, Eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Akins, Scott. 2004. “Police Records and the Uniform Crime Reports.” In Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Akins, Scott and Clayton Mosher. 2004. “Sources of Data on Correctional Facilities and Known Offenders.” In Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Selected Media Coverage of Research
On drug policy:
On policing and mental health:
On recent immigration, assimilation and deviance:
Honors & Awards
  • 2014 Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts Master Teacher Award
  • 2006 Sociology Student Choice Award: Outstanding Mentor
  • 2005 Sociology Student Choice Award: Outstanding Professor
  • 2001 James F. Short Jr. Research Award

 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
My Publications

2013

Journal Article

Akins, Scott et al. Patterns And Correlates Of Adult American Indian Substance Use. Journal of Drug Issues Journal of Drug Issues 43.4 (2013): 497 - 516. Print. Journal Of Drug Issues Journal Of Drug Issues.
Akins, Scott et al. Assessing The Effects Of Recent Immigration On Serious Property Crime In Austin, Texas. Sociological Perspectives Sociological Perspectives 56.4 (2013): 647 - 672. Print. Sociological Perspectives Sociological Perspectives.
Akins, Scott. 287(G) : State And Local Enforcement Of Immigration Law. CAPP Criminology & Public Policy 12.2 (2013): 227 - 236. Print. Capp Criminology & Public Policy.

2009

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2008

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