Richard B. Felson is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University. His primary interest is in the social psychology of violence. He has published research on the role of situational factors in homicide, assault, robbery and rape. He has also studied gender, race, regional, and national differences in violence. He recently received funding from NIJ to study why offenders have high rates of victimization.
He has written four books, all published by the American Psychological Association. They include:
- Violence, Aggression, and Coercive Actions (1994 with James Tedeschi)
- Violence and Gender Reexamined (2002)
- Aggression and Violence: Social Interactionist Perspectives (1993, co-edited with James Tedeschi)
- Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity (2000, co-edited with Abraham Tesser and Jerry Suls)
Selected articles available for download.
The Sociology & Criminology Department at The Pennsylvania State University