Dr Stacy De Coster

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Associate Professor

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Crime, Law, and Social Control
  • Inequality (Gender, Race, and the Intersection of Gender, Race, Place, and Class)
  • Social Psychology
  • Theory

Publications

  • De Coster, Stacy and Jennifer Lutz (equal authorship). 2018. “Reconsidering Labels and Primary Deviance: False Appraisals, Reflected Appraisals, and Delinquency Onset.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 55: 609–648.
  • De Coster, Stacy, Rena C. Zito, and Jennifer Lutz. 2018. “Racisms and Crime:Racialized Elaborations of General Theories of Offending.” Pp. 209-226 in Handbook on Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice, edited by Ramiro Martinez, Jacob L. Stowell, and Meghan Hollis. New York, NY: Wiley. 
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2017. “Choice within Constraint: An Explanation of Crime at the Intersections.” Theoretical Criminology 21:11-22.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Maxine S. Thompson. 2017. "Race and General Strain Theory: Microaggressions as Mundane Extreme Environmental Stresses. Justice Quarterly 34:903-930.
  • Zito, Rena C. and Stacy De Coster. 2016. “Family Structure, Maternal Dating, and Sexual Debut: Extending the Conceptualization of Instability" Journal of Youth and Adolescence 45:1003-1019.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Rena C. Zito. 2016. “The Social Landscape of Intractable Offending among African American Males in Marginalized Contexts.” Pp. 113-122 in Preventing Crime and Violence, edited by Brent Teasdale and Mindy Bradley. New York: Springer Publishing. 
  • Brauer, Jonathan R. and Stacy De Coster (equal authorship). 2015. "Social Relationships and Delinquency: Rethinking Parent and Peer Influence During Adolescence." Youth & Society 47:374-94
  • De Coster, Stacy and Rena C. Zito. 2013. "Maternal Roles and Adolescent Depression: Conditions and Processes of Influence." Sociological Perspectives 56:1-23.
  • De Coster, Stacy, Karen Heimer and Samantha R. Cumley. 2013. “Girls, Gender, and Delinquency.” Pp. 313-330 in Cullen, Francis T. and Pamela Wilcox. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory
  • De Coster, Stacy. 2012. "Mothers' Gendered Roles, Ideologies, Distress, and Parenting: Consequences for Delinquency." The Sociological Quarterly 53:586-610. 
  • De Coster, Stacy and Rena Zito. 2010. "Gender and General Strain Theory: The Gendering of Emotional Experiences and Expressions." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 26:224-245.
  • De Coster, Stacy, Karen Heimer, and Stacy Wittrock. 2006. “Neighborhood Disadvantage, Social Capital, Street Context, and Youth Violence.” The Sociological Quarterly 47:723-53.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2006. “Crime at the Intersection: Gender, Race, and Violent Offending.” Pp. 138-156 in Peterson, Ruth, Lauren Krivo, and John Hagan (Eds). The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America . New York : New York University Press.
  • Heimer, Karen, Stacy De Coster, and Halime Unal. 2006. “Opening the Black Box: Understanding the Social Psychology of the Gender Gap in Delinquency.” Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance 7:109-35.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Lisa Kort-Butler. 2006. “How General is General Strain Theory: Assessing Issues of Determinacy and Indeterminacy.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 43:1-29.
  • De Coster, Stacy. 2005. “Delinquency and Depression: Gendered Responses to Gendered Stresses.” Sociological Perspectives 48:155-187.
  • De Coster, Stacy. 2003 “Delinquency and Depression: A Gendered Role-Taking and Social Learning Perspective.”  Advances in Criminological Theory 11:129-51.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2001. "The Relationship Between Law Violation and Depression: An Interactionist Analysis.” Criminology 39:799-836.
  • Mueller, Charles, Stacy De Coster, and Sarah Beth Estes. 2001. “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Unanticipated Consequences of Modern Social Control in Organizations.” Work and Occupations 28:411-446.
  • Heimer, Karen and Stacy De Coster. 1999. “The Gendering of Violent Delinquency.”  Criminology 37:277-317.
  • De Coster, Stacy, Sarah Beth Estes, and Charles W. Mueller. 1999. “Routine Activities and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.Work and Occupations 26:21-49.
Research in Progress:
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. Revise and Resubmit.  “Offending Motherhood: (M)othering in Women’s Reentry Identity Narratives.”  
  • “Intersectional Identities and Violence among Black and White Females.” In preparation (with Karen Heimer).
  • “My Mother/Myself: Constraint and Agency in Reentering Women’s Views of Mothering.” In preparation (with Karen Heimer).
  • “Gender, Delinquency and Power-Control: Reconsiderations of Structure and Agency.” In preparation (with Rena C. Zito).
  • “Deviance at Work: Behavioral Responses to Work Stresses and Workplace Stakes.” In preparation (with Martha Crowley). 
 
 

Presentations

Past 10 Years:

  • Thompson, Maxine T. and Stacy De Coster. 2018.”Sexist Microaggressions and the Gender Gap in Adolescent Depression.” To be presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans.
  • De Coster, Stacy, Kenneth Sanchagrin, and Karen Heimer. 2017. “Peer Networks of Shared Family Disadvantage: Arenas of Comfort or Crime.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2017. “Defensive (M)othering in Women’s Reentry Identity Narratives.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Martha Crowley. 2016. "Defiance as Corrective Action: The Interplay between Workplace Stresses and Workplace Stakes." Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heimer, Karen and Stacy De Coster. 2016. “(M)othering Narratives: How Women Leaving Prison Construct Motherhood Identities.” Presentation at the British Society of Criminology Annual Meetings, Nottingham.  
  • De Coster, Stacy and Maxine S. Thompson. 2016. “Race and General Strain Theory: Racial Microaggressions as Mundane Extreme Environmental Stresses.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lutz, Jennifer and Stacy De Coster. 2015. “Reconsidering Labeling and Primary Deviance: Reflected Appraisals, True Deviants, and the Falsely Accused.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC. 
  • De Coster, Stacy. 2015. “Robert Agnew’s Criminological Legacy: Bad Stuff and Emotions in Individual and Group Understandings of Behavior.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2014. “My Mother/Myself: Constraint and Agency in Incarcerated Women’s Views of Mothering.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2014. “Intersectional Identities and Violence Among Black and White Females.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of The Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, NC.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2013. “Offending Motherhood: Discussions of Mothering Relationships in Women’s Reentry Identity Narratives.”  Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Maxine S. Thompson. 2012. “Mundane Extreme Environmental Stress: Extending General Strain Theory’s Discussion of Race Discrimination and Delinquency.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
  • Brauer, Jonathan and Stacy De Coster. 2010. “Social Relationships and Delinquency: Revisiting Parent and Peer Influence During Adolescence.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Karen Heimer. 2009. “Gendered Identities, Reputations, and The Race Gap in Violence.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • De Coster, Stacy and Rena Cornell. 2008. “Gender and General Strain Theory:  The Gendered Experience of Emotions Linking Stress to Delinquency.” Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO. 

Graduate Advising

Committees Chaired, Completed:

  • Thomsen, Erin. 2015. “Learning While Black: The Educational Experiences of Black Males and Exclusionary School Discipline.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Lutz, Jennifer. 2015. “A Spoiled Identity? An Examination of the Reflected Appraisal Process among True Deviants and the Falsely Accused.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Williams, Kristin. 2014. “Transforming Communities and Crime?: An Examination of Gentrification and Crime in St. Louis City.” Ph.D. dissertation, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Zito, Rena Cornell. 2012. “Family Structure History, Family Process, and Adolescent Role Exits: Gendered Pathways to Sexual Debut, Delinquency, and Teenage Cohabitation.” Ph.D. dissertation, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Burns, Padriac. 2008. “Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Anger: Implications for Community­Level Theories of Crime.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Williams, Kristin. 2007. “Neighborhoods and Crime: An Examination of Social Disorganization and Extra-Community Crime in St. Louis.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Zito, Rena Cornell. 2005. “Power, Control, and the Gender Gap in Delinquency: Reconsidering the Gendered Translation of Power from Workplace to Household.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Cooper, Danielle. 2004. “Gendered Social Bonds and Gender Ideologies: Understanding the Gender Gap in Delinquency.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Strugatz, Elizabeth. 2001.  “Gender, Self-esteem and Delinquency: Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to Test and Extend Agnew’s General Strain Theory.” Ph.D. dissertation, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • Gifford, Diane. 2001. “Stressful Life Events, Chronic Stress and Adolescent Depression.” M.A. thesis, NCSU Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

Responsibilities

  • American Society of Criminology, Program Committee Co-Chair for 2018 Annual Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
  • American Sociological Asociation, Secretary/Treasurer of Crime, Law, and Deviance Section (2017-2019).
  • Criminology Editorial Board.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Iowa
  • M.A. in Sociology from University of Iowa
  • B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Saint Norbert College