Dr. Wadsworth's research is focused on three areas. The first is violent crime. He has published extensively on the causes and correlates of violent crime rates in the United States. The second is suicide. Specifically, his research has focused on explaining why some racial and ethnic groups have lower rates of suicide and how and why these rates have varied over time. Lastly, he is engaged in series of projects that examine the individual and social correlates of subjective well-being. In other words, who reports being happy, and why.
SOCY 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world.
SOCY 1004 - Deviance in U.S. Society
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers.