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About Steven Patrick

Dr. Steven Patrick received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Riverside in 1991. In graduate school Dr. Patrick specialized in Social Psychology and Formal Organizations and these specializations along with the rigorous training required in Methods and Theory have helped guide his work. Since coming to the University, Dr. Patrick's research has focused on criminological studies of juvenile diversion programs, drug courts, inequality in juvenile corrections and most centrally a long term study of child sexual abuse. This last area of study is now the main focus of Dr. Patrick's research. Dr. Patrick has not only begun reporting the results of data collected for the state but has started the development, and related testing, of a theory of child sexual abuse, combining a number of different theoretical perspectives.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Social Psychology and Criminology, Computer Simulation and Applications, and Formal Organizations

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Honors and Awards

  • Grant: 2004-2007 Co-Principle Investigator for Study of Prosecution of Child Sex Abuse in Idaho through RTE Associates with Robert Marsh.
  • Instructor of the Year Nomination (1991-1992), College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State


  • SO310: Introduction to Social Statistics
  • POLS/SO487: Formal Organizations
  • SO499: Special Topics (Computer Aided Theory Construction)

Contact Information

Department of Sociology
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 80725
(208) 426-3225 Work
E-mail SPATRIC@BoiseState.Edu

Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (3)