Keith's areas of concentration include criminology, law & society, science & technology studies, sociological theory, and qualitative methods. His research examines technology’s role in state institutions and processes and its impact on people’s legal experiences. His recent work has examined the operation of digital government, the use of surveillance technologies to combat insecurity, especially in the context of Mexico’s War on Crime, the adoption of body-worn cameras by policing agencies in the United States, and the relationship between procedural justice and court legitimacy in Poland. He has also written on intimate partner abuse in the past and the effects of arrest and prosecution on changing abusers’ conduct.
Teaching/Expertise Areas: Research Methods, Criminology, Law & Society, Science & Technology Studies, Sociological Theory
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. University of Connecticut
B.A. University of Massachusetts
SOCY 3119 Qualitative Methods