Dr. James Coleman, Professor of Sociology
Phone: (805) 756-1230
Dr. Coleman is currently working on several research projects.
They include the Social Foundations of Western Buddhism, the Sociology
of White Collar Crime, and the Political Economy of the World System.
Some of his past research consists of the Sociology of
White Collar Crime, the Sociology of Social Problems, and the Sociology
of Drug Use. Coleman has published several sociology texts which are currently
being widely used.
Currently, Coleman oversees various
internships within the Social Sciences Department and is available
to assist students in their chosen careers.
"The New Beddhism: Some Emperical Findings" in American
Buddhism Transformed (forthcoming University of Hawaii Press).
Social Problems [7th ed.], New York: Harper Collins, 1999.
The Criminal Elite: The Sociology of White Collar Crime
[4th edition], New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
"Subculture and Deviant Behavior in the Organization Context"
reasearch in the sociology of organizations (1998) pp. 3-33 (with Linda
Articles and Reviews:
"The New Buddhism," Buddhism in American Conference, Harvard
"Buddhism and Economic Development: The Case of Korea" Korea
Fulbright Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Korea 12,
May 1996. pp. 41-52
Respectable Crime, in Joseph Sheley (ed.) Handbook
of Criminology, Second Edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1995) pp. 249 to
Review of Joachin J. Salvelsberg, Constructing White Collar
Crime: Rationalities, Commonalities and Power American Journal of
Sociology, January 1995 pg. 1094-1096.
"Motivation and Opportunity: Understanding the Causes of
White-Collar Crime," in White Collar Crime [3rd edition], edited
by Gilbert Geis, Robert Meir, and Lawrence Salinger, New York: The Free
"The Theory of White Collar Crime," in White Collar Crime
Reconsidered, edited by Kip Schlegel and David Weisburd, Boston: Northeastern
University Press, 1992.
Crime and Money: Motivation and Opportunity in a Monetarized
Economy," American Behavioral Scientists 6, July 1992 pg 827-836.
Review of "Occupational Crime" in Contemporary Sociology
20 March, 1991 pg 273-274.
Recent Public Presentations
"The Social Foundations of American Zen," Society for the
Scientific Study of Religion, St. Louis, MO., October 29, 1995
"Money and Criminality: Motivation, Opportunity and the Computer
Revolution," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Pittsburgh, PA,
August 20, 1992.
"Theories of White Collar Crime: From Sutherland to the 1990s,"
presented at the Sutherland Conference on White Collar Crime, Indiana University,
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