Thomas D. Stucky
Director of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Programs
Office: BS 4085
Dr. Stucky joined the IUPUI criminal justice faculty in 2004 after spending three years on the SPEA criminal justice faculty at IPFW. Dr. Stucky recently completed research examining factors associated with incarceration for a cohort of low level offenders entering the Indiana Department of Correction and was the principal investigator for the Indianapolis Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative research partnership, which was a $2.5 million grant to reduce gang crime in Indianapolis. He also provided research consultation to the Indianapolis Mayor's Task Force on Violent Crime, working with former IUPUI chancellor Gerald Bepko. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Stucky served as an Undercover Enforcement Agent in the Ohio Department of Liquor Control.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Iowa, 2001
- M.A., Sociology, University of Iowa, 1997
- B.A.(s), Sociology and Psychology, Ohio University, 1991
Associate Professor (July 2008 – present)
Director of Criminal Justice and Publiic Safety programs (10/09-present)
Interim Director Center for Criminal Justice Research (6/09-7/10)
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne (8/01-6/04)
- American Society of Criminology
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Major fields of expertise
- Criminal justice
- Social control
- Political sociology
- Stucky, Thomas D., John R. Ottensmann. “Registered Sex Offenders and Reported Sex Offenses.” Forthcoming in Crime and Delinquency.
- Stucky, Thomas D. “Crime, Politics, and Punishment: Criminological Research for Political Sociologists.” Forthcoming in Sociology Compass.
- Stucky, Thomas D., John R. Ottensmann, and Seth B. Payton. “The Effects of Foreclosures on Crime in Indianapolis, 2003-2008.” Social Science Quarterly 93:602-624.
- Stucky, Thomas D. “The Conditional Effects of Race and Politics on Social Control: Black Violent Crime Arrests in Large Cities, 1970-1990.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 49:3-30.
- Hayward, Thomas Z., III, Clark Simons, Wendy St. John, Michelle Waymire, and Thomas D. Stucky.* “Impacting the Problem of Inner-City Youth Violence: Educating Kids about Gun Violence (EKG) Program.” The American Surgeon 77(4): 451-457.
- Kaminski, Robert J., and Thomas D. Stucky. “Further Tests of the Influence of Black Mayors on Murders of Police: A Response to Jacobs.” Homicide Studies 14:202-212.
- Kubrin, Charis E., Steven F. Messner, Glenn D. Deane, Kelly McGeever, and Thomas D. Stucky. “Proactive Policing and Robbery Rates Across Large U.S. Cities: Assessing Robustness.” Criminology 48:57-98.
- Stucky, Thomas D., and John R. Ottensmann. “Land Use and Violent Crime.” Criminology 47: 1223-1264.
- Kaminski, Robert J., and Thomas D. Stucky. "Reassessing Political Explanations for Murders of Police." Homicide Studies 13:3-20.
- Messner, Steven F., Glenn D. Deane, Thomas D. Stucky, Charis E. Kubrin, and Kelly McGeever. 'Not 'Islands, Entire of Themselves': Exploring the Spatial Context of City-Level Robbery Rates." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 24:363-380.
- Stucky, Thomas D. "Improving Student Course Outcomes Through Increased Instructor Monitoring of Attendance." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8:61-71. (2008)
- Stucky, Thomas D., Geralyn M. Miller, and Linda Murphy. "Gender, Guns, and Legislating: An Analysis of State Legislative Policy Preferences." Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 29:477-496.
- Stucky, Thomas D., Karen Heimer, and Joseph B. Lang. "A Bigger Piece of the Pie? An Analysis of State Corrections Spending Over Time." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 44:91-123. (2007)
- Stucky, Thomas D. Urban Politics, Crime Rates, and Police Strength. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing. (2005)
- Stucky, Thomas D., Karen Heimer, and Joseph B. Lang. "Partisan Politics, Electoral Competition, and Imprisonment: An Analysis of States over Time." Criminology 43:211-248. (2005)
- Stucky, Thomas D. "Local Politics and Police Strength." Justice Quarterly 22:139-169. (2005)
- Stucky, Thomas D. "Local Politics and Violent Crime in U.S. Cities." Criminology 41:1101-1136. (2003)
- Stucky, Thomas D. "Crime and Justice." Chapter in The State of Black Fort Wayne, 2002. (2003)
- Schwartz, Martin D. and Thomas Stucky. "Predicting Success on a Police Training Examination." The Justice Professional 7:35-45. (1993)
- Kubrin, Charis E., and Thomas D. Stucky (eds), Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Sociological Perspective. Stanford University Press (forthcoming)
- Kubrin, Charis E., Thomas D. Stucky, and Marvin D. Krohn. Testing Theories of Crime and Deviance. Oxford University Press. (2009)
- Stucky, Thomas D. Urban Politics, Crime Rates, and Police Strength. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.
- Thelin, Rachel and Thomas D. Stucky. Evaluation of Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods Programs: The Choices Program. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research.
- Quinet, Kenna, Thomas D. Stucky, Samuel Nunn, and Bill Newby. Project Safe Neighborhoods Southern District of Indiana: Review of 2008 Subgrantees. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research, Report #09-C45.
- Nunn, Samuel, Kenna Quinet, Thomas D. Stucky, Kathy J. Lisby, and William Newby. Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods Report on Selected Violent and Firearm Crimes in Indianapolis, 2004-2008. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research.
- Stucky, Thomas D. Current Status of Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiatives. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research.
- Stucky, Thomas D., and Kathy Lisby. Evaluation of Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods Programs: The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Educating Kids about Gun Violence Program. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research.
- Clendenning, Daniel, Eric R. Wright, and Thomas D. Stucky. The Need for a Youth Services Coordinating Agency in Marion County. IUPUI Center for Health Policy.
- Quinet, Kenna, Thomas D. Stucky, and Samuel Nunn. 2008. Project Safe Neighborhoods Southern District of Indiana: Review of 2007 Subgrantees. IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research.
- Stucky, Thomas D., Samuel Nunn, and Kenna Quinet. "Promising Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in Indianapolis: A Report to Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods." Summer 2008, IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2008)
- Nunn, Samuel, William Newby, Thomas D. Stucky, and Kenna F. Quinet. "Synthesizing Recommendations from Review of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Funding Streams and Evaluation of Sub-grantees." Spring 2008, IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2008)
- Stucky, Thomas D. Review of Rosevelt L. Noble's book, Black Rage in the American Prison System. 2006, LFB Scholarly Publishing. Forthcoming in Criminal Justice Review. (2008)
- Stucky, Thomas D. Review of Laura Huey's book, Negotiating Demands: The Politics of Skid Row Policing in Edinburgh, San Francisco, and Vancouver. 2007, University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. (2008)
- Stucky, Thomas D., William Newby, and Samuel Nunn. "Analysis of Byrne/JAG Programs Administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute: Multi-jurisdictional (Drug) Task Forces, 2006 and 2007." IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2008)
- Stucky, Thomas D., and Rachel Thelin. "Timely and Accurate Data Reporting is Key to Fighting Crime." IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2007)
- Stucky, Thomas D., William Newby, and Samuel Nunn. "Analysis of Federal Grant Programs Administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute: Edward Byrne Memorial / Justice Assistance Grants; Drug Courts and Prosecutors, Forensic Diversion, and Gang Task Force" IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2006)
- Quinet, Kenna F., G. Roger Jarjoura, Robert Brown, Thomas D. Stucky, Samuel Nunn, and William Newby. "Performance Metrics for ICJI, 2006." IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2006)
- Stucky, Thomas D., and John Ottensmann. "Indianapolis Study: Land Use Affects Crime Incidence." IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. (2006)
- SPEA-J 101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
- SPEA-J 101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (online)
- SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policy
- SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods and Resources
- SPEA-J 260 Crime: It Could Happen to You
- SPEA-J 260 America's Prison Boom
- SPEA-J 370 Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
- SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy
- SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs
- SPEA-K 300 Statistics for Public Affairs
- SPEA-J 501 Criminological Theory (graduate)
- SPEA-J 502 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (graduate)
- SPEA-J 666 Criminal Justice Programs and Policies (graduate)
- Member Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Crisis Intervention Team Steering Committee (2008–)
- Research Partner Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods (2008–2012)
- Research Partner Indianapolis Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (2008–2012)
Awards and recognition
- SPEA Outstanding Full-time Graduate Instructor (2009, 2012)
- Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award, $2,500 (2007, 2009)
Grants and fellowships
- Co-Principal Investigator with G. Roger Jarjoura. Research for Representative Ralph Foley’s Data Analysis Work Group on D Felony Offenders Sentenced to Indiana Department of Corrections. 09/01/2011-8/31/2012, $102,487.
- Principal Investigator with Dr. Larry Garetto (IU School of Dentistry). Assist Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department with Revising Training Curriculum 09/1/2011- 5/31/2012. $14,983.
- Principal Investigator, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Research partner for Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative. Contract with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana, 7/1/08- 3/31/12, $195,000 (2008)
- IUPUI Jumpstart Grant to develop online Introduction to Criminology Course, $5,000. (2007)