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William C. Watkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

Contact Information

Office Hours

 
408 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-3009
Email Address: wwatkins@ccsu.edu
Tuesday 12:05-1:35pm
Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm
Thursday 12:05-1:35pm
by appointment

 

Profile

Ph.D., 2012, University of Central Florida, Sociology
M.A., 2008, University of South Florida, Criminology
B.A., 2005, University of Michigan, Psychology

Research Interests:  Substance use and abuse, problem behavior among college students, criminological theory, violent crime, quantitative and spatial analysis

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Drugs and Society
  • Juvenile Offending: Origins and Interventions
  • Supervised Field Studies in Criminal Justice
 

Selected Publications and Technical Reports

Ford, Jason A. & Watkins, William C.  (2012). Adolescent Non-medical Prescription Drug Use.  The Prevention Researcher, 19(1): 3-6.

Ford, Jason A., Watkins, William C. & Blumenstein, Lindsey. (2011). Correlates of Salvia Divinorum in a National Sample: Findings from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Addictive Behaviors, 36(11): 1032-1037.

Watkins, William C. & Ford, Jason A. (2011) Prescription Drug Misuse among Asian-Americans: Results from a National Survey. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(13): 1700-1708.

Selected Academic Paper Presentations

Watkins, William, C. High up in the Mountains: Prescription Drug Misuse among Rural College Students. Presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.

Marshall, Hollianne & Watkins, William C. Stop or My Mom Will Shoot: The Effects of State Legislation on Criminal Firearm Misuse. Presented at the 69th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, 2013.

Watkins, William C. Prescription Drug Misuse: A Theoretical Analysis of a Growing College Phenomenon.  Presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, 2012

Watkins, William C. & Marshall, Hollianne.  Social Disorganization in the Sunshine State: A County-Level Analysis of the Theory. Presented at the 63nd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., 2011.

Ford, Jason A. & Watkins, William C. Obesity and Substance Use among Adolescents: A Test of General Strain Theory. Presented at the 61st annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

Watkins, William C. Alkie-Halls: A Study of Routine Activities Theory and Alcohol Abuse among Dorm-Residing College Students. Presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

Marshall, Hollianne & Watkins William C. Legislation on the Streets: The Effect of Second Amendment Interpretations on Firearm-Related Gang Violence. Presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

Watkins, William C. Boys, Booze, Blacks and Blood: The Interaction of Alcohol and Drug Mitigators, Gender and Race on Capital Sentencing Outcomes.  Presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California, 2010.

Watkins, William C.  Beyond Risk Factors: The Theoretical Contextualization of Illicit ADHD Medication Among High School Students (Final Results). Presented at the 60th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008.


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