Nicole Piquero

Robert E. Holmes Jr. Professor of Criminology
Professor - Economic Political and Policy
npiquero@utdallas.edu
972-883-2485
GR3818
Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland, College Park - 2001
M.A. - Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland, College Park - 1998
B.A. - Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland, College Park - 1996

Publications

Smith, Wade P., Eric Primm, Nicole Leeper Piquero, Alex R. Piquero, and Robert M. Regoli “Does Race Matter? Assessing Consumer Discrimination in the Secondary Basketball Card Market.” The Social Science Journal. (Accepted June 28, 2011). forthcoming - Publication
Mondello, Michael, Alex R. Piquero, Nicole Leeper Piquero, Marc Gertz, and Jake Bratton Public Perceptions on Paying Student Athletes. Sport in Society. (Accepted March 4, 2012). forthcoming - Publication
Piquero, Nicole Leeper, and Terrie E. Moffitt Can Childhood Factors Predict Workplace Deviance? Justice Quarterly. (Accepted January 13, 2012). forthcoming - Publication
Piquero, Alex R., Nicole Leeper Piquero, Marc Gertz, Jake Bratton, and Thomas A. Loughran Sometimes Ignorance is Bliss: Investigating Citizens Perceptions of the Certainty and Severity of Punishment. American Journal of Criminal Justice. (Accepted September 26, 2011). forthcoming - Publication
Morris, Robert G., Michael Carriaga*, Brie Diamond*, Nicole Leeper Piquero and Alex R. Piquero Does Prison Strain Lead to Prison Misbehavior? An Application of General Strain theory to Inmate Misconduct Journal of Criminal Justice. (Accepted December 5, 2011). forthcoming - Publication
Devers, Lindsey, Marc Gertz, Nicole Leeper Piquero, and Baruch Kraus The Ethnic Typification of Crime and Support for Punitive Attitudes: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. (Accepted June 13, 2012). forthcoming - Publication
Piquero, Alex R., Jonathan Intravia*, Eric Stewart, Nicole Leeper Piquero, Marc Gertz, and Jake Bratton Investigating the Determinants of the Street Code and its Relation to Offending Among Adults. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 37(1), 19-32. 2012 - Publication
Horton, Randall, Stephen K. Rice, Nicole Leeper Piquero, and Alex R. Piquero On the Variability of Anger Cross-Culturally: An Assessment of General Strain Theorys Primary Mediator. Deviant Behavior, 33(4), 260-281. 2012 - Publication
Piquero, Nicole Leeper The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself? Investigating the Relationship between Fear of Falling and White-Collar Crime Crime & Delinquency, 58(3), 362-379. 2012 - Publication
Piquero, Nicole Leeper, Mark Cohen, and Alex R. Piquero How Much is the Public Willing to Pay to be Protected from Identity Theft? Justice Quarterly, 28(3), 437-459. 2011 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Associate Professor
Florida State University [2010–2011]
Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University [2008–2009]
Associate Professor
John Jay College of [2007–2008]
Assistant Professor
University of Florida [2001–2007]
Assistant Professor
Northeastern University [2000–2001]

Additional Information

Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Students
  • Chair, University of Florida, Andrea Schoepfer (completed: Summer 2007)
  • Major Professor, Florida State University, Eric Connolly (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011)
  • Major Professor, Florida State University, Leslie Hill (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011)
  • Member, University of Cincinnati, Erin Harbinson
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas, Stephen Bishopp
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas, Brooke Miller
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas, Aaron Bartula
  • Member/Examiner, University of Queensland, Michelle Hayes (Summer 2011)
  • Member/Examiner, Monash University, David John Curnow (Spring 2011)
  • Member, Florida State University, Lindsey Devers (completed: Fall 2010)
  • Member, University of Florida, Steve Rice (Sociology) (completed: Winter 2006)
  • Member, University of Florida, Michael Baglivio (completed: Fall 2007)
Masters Students
  • Chair, University of Florida, Andrea Schoepfer (completed: Spring 2004)
  • Chair, University of Florida, Lynn Langton (completed: Spring 2004)
  • Member, University of Florida, Amanda Adams (completed: Summer 2008)
  • Member, University of Florida, Lorna Alvarez (completed: Spring 2006)
  • Member, University of Florida, Michael Baglivio (completed: Spring 2003)
  • Member, University of Florida, Kathleen Fox (completed: Spring 2006)
  • Member, University of Florida, Jon Gurney (completed: Fall 2005)
  • Member, University of Florida, Jennifer Matheny (completed: Spring 2006)
  • Member, University of Florida, Isaac Bledsoe (completed: Fall 2006 – Department of Family, Youth 
  • and Community Sciences)
  • Member, University of Florida, Jeff Ward (completed: Summer 2007)
Professional Service
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Member, Program Committee, 2012 Conference – New York City
  • (Area Chair = Strain and Anomie Theories)
  • Member, Program Committee, 2011 Conference – Toronto Canada
  • (Area Chair = White-Collar Crime)
  • Trustee-at-Large, 2010-2013
  • Member, Affirmative Action Committee 2009-2010
  • Secretary, 2008-2010
  • Member, Student Affairs Committee, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Member, Program Committee, 2007 Conference – Seattle, WA.
  • (Area Chair = Strain Theory)
  • Member, Awards Committee, 2004-2005
  • Member, Publication Committee, 2003-2004
  • Member, Student Affairs Committee, 2000-2001
American Society of Criminology
  • Member, Program Committee, 2013 Conference – Atlanta, GA
  • (Area Chair = White Collar, Cyber, Occupational and Organized Crime)
  • Member, Program Committee, 2009 Conference – Philadelphia, PA
  • (Area Chair = White-Collar Crime)
  • Member, Minority Scholar/Mentor Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, Program Committee, 2007 Conference – Atlanta, GA
  • (Area Chair = Gender and Offending)
  • Member, Program Committee, 2006 Conference – Los Angeles, CA.
  • (Area Chair = Varieties of Offending)
  • (Area Chair = White Collar Crime)
External Tenure Case Reviewer
  • Portland State University (March 2011)
  • Penn State Altoona (September 2010)
Grants and Contracts
2012 Grant Reviewer National Science Foundation, Secure and Trustworthy Computing Spring Panel 2012 Grant Reviewer National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Spring Panel 2011 Grant Reviewer National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Fall Panel  2010 Grant Reviewer Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2010 Investigator $192,196 (not funded) “Collateral Damages of the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis: Exploring Consequences for Human Ecology in a Florida Gulf Coast Region” BP/FIO Gulf Oil Spill Prevention Principal Investigator: Chris Gibson and Marv Krohn 2003 Consultant $20,000 “Intellectual Property Crime: Causes and Implications for Prevention” National Institute of Justice  August 2003 - February 2004 2000 Co-Principal Investigator $27,000 “Maryland HotSpots Evaluation of Community Probation”  Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Principal Investigator: Charles F. Wellford September 2000 - June 2001.

News Articles

Study Ranks Professor Among Top Women in Criminology
The Journal of Criminal Justice Education named Dr. Nicole Leeper Piquero, professor ofcriminology at UT Dallas, as one of the top performing female academics in the field.The study's authors, UT Dallas doctoral students Erin Orrick and Henriika Weir, ranked the top criminologists by examining a 10-year period between 2000 and 2010. They compiled top journals and a created a database of all female scholars who had published in those journals during that time period. Leeper Piquero ranked among the top three women scholars working in the field according the research paper, and has consistently been ranked among the top criminologists, Weir said. “The criminology program is very fortunate to have Dr. Leeper Piquero on the faculty,” said Dr. John Worrall, head of UT Dallas’s criminology program. “She brings a wealth of credibility, experience and, of course, stature to add to an already outstanding group of colleagues.”
Study Tackles the Divide over NFL Players' National Anthem Protests
Support for NFL players’ protests during the national anthem divided sharply along racial lines in a new survey of college students by UT Dallas researchers.

Nearly all — 90 percent — of black respondents supported kneeling during the national anthem. Only 38 percent of non-black respondents did.
In addition, 100 percent of black respondents believed that the NFL should not punish players who protest during the national anthem. Only 25 percent of non-black respondents believed that as well.
Criminology Study Links NFL Players' Misbehavior On, Off the Field
New research conducted at UT Dallas found NFL players who drew the most penalties also had more criminal arrests than their teammates.
“We found that there’s a relationship between misbehavior on the field and misbehavior off the field,” said Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and associate dean for graduate programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. “That’s something we see in other professions as well. It doesn’t mean one causes the other, but it shows that problem behavior in one sphere is not limited to that sphere.”