Trent (Tate) Steidley

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Faculty Affiliates
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Trent Steidley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. His research interests lie at the intersection of criminology, sociology of law, political sociology, and social movements. His work seeks to understand how social movements, politics, and the criminal justice system interact to affect policy and criminal justice outcomes in the United States, particularly with regard to firearms. His current research specifically focuses on the determinants and consequences of concealed carry weapons laws in the United States, the determinants of police spending on military equipment, and the determinants of firearm demand in the United States.


Areas of Expertise
  • Political Sociology
  • Crime, Deviance & Social Control
  • Social Movements

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Department of Sociology & Criminology
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2000 E Asbury Ave, MSC 0942
Denver, CO 80208