William Patrick McCarty

    Email Address: mccartyw@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Criminology, Law, and Justice
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 4014C BSB Phone: 515-314-8863
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Neighborhoods and crime; policing; serial homicide; officer body-worn cameras; youth substance abuse

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I would prefer a student who is a criminology, law and justice major. I would also prefer a student who is a junior or senior at UIC and has experience with research methods.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Varied, but student could be expected to conduct historical or archival research, data entry and analysis, assist with academic conference presentations, and/or help prepare articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Specifically, as of 2019, we have extensive data related to police officer body-worn cameras, which can be used to prepare journal articles and presentations at academic conferences. We also currently have a project open assessing youth substance abuse in Illinois.

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