Andrew Ranson earned his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University. His research primarily focuses on spatial and temporal variation in crime and social control. These areas are tied together by an overarching interest in the impact of inequality on communities and individuals.

Research Interests

Communities and Crime | Social Control | Racial and Economic Inequality | Criminal Justice Policy


Ph.D. 2018, Florida State University; Criminology and Criminal Justice

M.S. 2006, Niagara University; Criminal Justice Administration

B.A. 2004, Bishop’s University; Psychology

Selected Publications

2018 Ranson, J.W. Andrew, Ashley N. Arnio, and Eric P. Baumer. “Extending Research on Neighborhoods and Crime: An Examination of Mortgage Fraud across Chicago Census Tracts.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology (Forthcoming).

2017 Baumer, Eric P., J.W. Andrew Ranson, Ashley N. Arnio, Ann Fulmer, and Shane DeZilwa. “Illuminating a Dark Side of the American Dream: Evaluating the Prevalence of Mortgage Fraud across American Communities.” American Journal of Sociology 123(2): 549-603.

2017 Ranson, J.W. Andrew, Javier Ramos, George Pesta, and Thomas G. Blomberg. “Unlocking Knowledge: Florida’s Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Work.” Corrections Today 79(1): 28-30.

2015 Mears, Daniel P., Samuel J.A. Scaggs, Roshni T. Ladny, Andrea M. Lindsey, and J.W. Andrew Ranson. “Successful Transitions to Graduate School: Using Orientations to Improve Experiences in Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education 26(3): 283-306.