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Covington, Jeanette

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Email: covingto@rci.rutgers.edu

Tel: 848-932-7639

Office: Davison Hall, 114

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1979

Research Interests

Deviance and criminology

Biographical Notes

Dr. Covington has recently had a number of articles on fear of crime and neighborhood change and crime appear in various journals including Social Problems, Sociological Quarterly, Urban Affairs Quarterly, and Criminology. Earlier work on drugs and crime was published in various journals including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Contemporary Drug Problems.

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