Bruce Jacobs

Bruce Jacobs

Professor of Criminology
 
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GR 2.114
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Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Sociology (specialization in Criminology)
University of Southern California - 1994
M.A. - Sociology (specialization in Criminology)
University of Toledo - 1991
B.A. - History
Duke University - 1989

Research Areas

Street crime
Offender decision-making
Deterrence

Publications

Jacobs, Bruce A. and Michael Cherbonneau.  In press.  “Carjacking:  Scope, Structure, Process, and Prevention .”  Annual Review of Criminology.  Volume 6. 2023 - publications
Jacobs, Bruce A., Michael Cherbonneau, and Justin T. Pickett.  In press.  “Greed Restraint: Ambiguity Aversion, Reference Dependence, and Self-Centeredness as Sources of Self-Regulation in Instrumental Crime.”  Crime and Delinquency. 2022 - publications
Jacques, Scott and Bruce A. Jacobs.  In press.  "Proterrence, Rule Illegitimacy, & The Ban on Tobacco Smoke in Amsterdam’s Coffeeshops.”  European Journal of Criminology.  2022 - publications
Jacobs, Bruce A. and Michael Cherbonneau. 2021. “Patience and crime.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 58:383-419. 2021 - publications
Cherbonneau, Michael and Bruce A. Jacobs.  2019.  “Imminent capture and noncompliance: Probing deterrence in extreme environments.”  Justice Quarterly 36:1122-1143. 2019 - publications
Jacobs, Bruce A. and Michael Cherbonneau.  2019.  “Carjacking and the management of natural surveillance.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 61:40-47. 2019 - publications
Jacobs, Bruce A. and Michael Cherbonneau.  2019.  “Reconciling emotion and rational choice: Negativistic auto theft, consequence irrelevance, and the seduction of destruction.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 56: 783–815.  2019 - publications
Jacobs, Bruce A. and Michael Cherbonneau.  2018.  “Perceived sanction threats and projective risk sensitivity: Auto Theft, carjacking, and the channeling effect.”  Justice Quarterly 35: 191-222. 2018 - publications

Appointments


The University of Texas at Dallas [2003–Present]

University of Missouri-St.Louis [1994–2003]

Presentations

Cherbonneau, Michael and Bruce A. Jacobs 2022. “Excessive Retaliation and the Time Value of Anger.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
Cherbonneau, Michael, and Bruce A. Jacobs. 2020. Patience and Crime. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences which was to be held March 24-28, 2020 in San Antonio, TX but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cherbonneau, Michael, and Bruce A. Jacobs. 2020. Greed Restraint and Ambiguity Aversion in Drug Robbery. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology which was to be held in November of 2020 in Washington, D.C. but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cherbonneau, Michael and Bruce A. Jacobs 2017. “Imminent Capture: Probing the Functional Limits of Perceptual Deterrence.” Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA
Cherbonneau, Michael G. and Bruce A. Jacobs.  2016.  “Nerve management and crime accomplishment.” Presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Assosication Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA.

Additional Information

Professional Service
• Member, University Assessment Committee, 2022-

• Member, Criminology Program Faculty Search Committee, 2022-

• Member, Mid-Probationary Review Committee, Yeungjeom Lee, 2022

• Chair, Mid-Probationary Review Committee, Michelle Harris, 2022

• Member, Mid-Probationary Review Committee, Ashwin Venkataraman, 2022

• Member, Master’s Thesis Committee, Maxwell Parsons, 2022

• Member, Texas Transfer Framework Field of Study Discipline-Specific Subcomittee for Criminal Justice, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2021-

• Member, Program in Sociology, Search Committee for Qualitative Faculty Member, 2021

• Member, Shervid Tehrani outside mid-probationary committee, 2021

• Chair, Master’s Thesis Committee, Yeonjae Park, 2021

• Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Dragana Derlic, 2021

• Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Jordan Riddell, 2021

• Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Valerie Womack, 2020

• Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Richard Hernandez, 2020

• Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Haneul Yim, 2020

• Chair, Master’s Thesis Committee, Naschaly Gonzalez, 2020

• Chair, Master’s Thesis Committee, Samantha Manuel, 2020

• Member, Master’s Thesis Committee, Katherine Wilds, 2020

• Member, Master’s Thesis Committee, Elle Repeta, 2020

• Member, Ad Hoc Third Year Review Committee, Gil Sadka, 2020

• Member, Learning Management Systems Committee, 2019-

• Member, Dissertation Committee, Jennifer Laprade, 2019-

• Member, Thesis Committee, Karl Santos, 2019-

• Member, Mid-Probationary Review Committee, Khai Chiong, 2019

• Member, Dissertation Committee, Meng Ru Shi, 2018-

• Chair, Mid-Probationary Review Committee, Jon Maskaly, 2018

• Member, Dissertation Committee, Chidike Okeem, 2017- 

• Chair, Promotion Committee of Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, 2017

• Member, Mid-Probationary Review Committee for Sarah Maxwell, 2015

• Member, Program Committee in Criminology, 2015-

• Member, University Commencement Committee, 2014-6

• Chair, Comprehensive Examination Committee in Criminology, 2010-

• Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee Criteria Development, 2012-

• Chair, University Safety and Security Council, 2011-

• Member, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences Personnel Review Committee, 2010-

• Member, University Safety and Security Council, 2010-

• Member, University Committee on Educational Policy, 2009-

• Member, University Committee on Academic Integrity, 2009-

• Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee of Karen Hayslett-McCall

• Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee of Denise Boots

• Member, Analytic Writing Requirement Committee of Richard Friedmann

• Director of the Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Committee in Criminology, University of Texas at Dallas, 2007-

• Member, Graduate Committee, Program in Criminology, 2006-

• Chair, University Library Committee, 2005-6

• External Chair, dissertation committee, 2005

• Member, Library and Other Learning Resources Committee, relevant to accreditation of UTD by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

• 3rd Year Review Committee Member, 2004, 2005, 2006

• Member, dissertation committee, 2005, 2006

• Program Review Committee, Crime and Justice Studies, 2005, 2006

• School of Social Sciences Self-study Committee, University of Texas-Dallas, 2004

• Faculty Search Committee, nine separate searches, Crime and Justice Studies, University of Texas-Dallas, 2004-current

• Manuscript Reviewer for Criminology, justice Quarterly, The Sociological Quarterly, journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Deviant Behavior, Urban Affairs Review

International Journal of Police Management, Sage Publications, Roxbury Publishing Co.

• Division chair on robbery for annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 2000, San Francisco

• Director of Graduate Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Jan. 2002-June 2003

• Member, dissertation committee, 2006

• Committee Chair, Ad Hoc 3"' Year Review Committee, 2006

•  Executive Committee member, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2000-

• Graduate Committee member, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1998-2000

• Qualifying Examinations Committee member, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1998-2000

• Member, University Library Committee, University of Texas-Dallas, 2005-6

• Departmental library liaison, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1998-

• Member, Student Affairs Committee, American Society of Criminology, 1997

• Representative, Faculty Council, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1996-7, 1998

Activities

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Funding

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