James Sutton

James Sutton

James Sutton

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

jsutton@hws.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminology
  • Gender
  • Corrections
  • Deviance
  • Delinquency

Education

  • M.A., The Ohio State University, (2002) Sociology
  • Ph. D., The Ohio State University, (2008) Sociology
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach (1998)

Jim Sutton is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. In his personal statement on his faculty webpage, he writes:

"I thoroughly enjoy interacting with students, and I have had the pleasure of teaching a number of different courses at the four institutions I have worked for. I was a visiting faculty member at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2006-2007. I then spent five years teaching in Northern California before returning to the Colleges in 2012 for a permanent position. I served as the Project Manager for a research team that collected interview and official data from adult male prisoners, and over the years my main research agenda has been focused on analyzing prisoner data. Thus far my published works stemming from this research have examined the use of life events calendars to improve the reliability and validity of self-reported interview data. Aside from this research, I am also currently working on other projects pertaining to street gangs, sexual assault in prisons, and white collar crime. I am a member of the Steering Committee for the HWS Second Chances Prison Education Program, and I am also a member of the HWS Institutional Review Board (IRB).  As a beginning college student I accidentally stumbled upon sociology and have been passionate about a range of criminology and sociology topics ever since. It is therefore a privilege to have a job that entails thinking, reading, writing, and talking about the topics that interest me most."