Brendan Lantz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Pennsylvania State University. He is a Penn State University Graduate Fellow and a Bureau of Justice Statistics Graduate Research Fellow. His research interests focus on group crime and co-offending, social networks, violence, hate and bias crime. His work has appeared in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Crime and Delinquency.

Research Interests

Group crime and co-offending, social networks, violence, hate and bias crime.

Education

Ph.D., Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University (Expected August 2017)

Dissertation Title: The Social Aspect of an Antisocial Activity: An Analysis of Offender Groups in the NIBRS Data, 2002-2012

Committee: Barry Ruback (chair), Wayne Osgood, Jeremy Staff, Holly Nguyen, Scott Gest

2013 M.A., Crime, Law, & Justice, The Pennsylvania State University

2011 B.A., Criminal Justice (Magna Cum Laude), SUNY University at Albany

B.A., U.S. History (Magna Cum Laude), SUNY University at Albany

Selected Publications

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Crime and Delinquency.