Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Charles R. Tittle

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Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom
Criminal Justice Center

Dr. Charles R. Tittle, a distinguished sociologist specializing in criminology, will provide the first Beto Lecture of the Fall semester on "The Uses of, and Technology for, International Surveys." Tittle is the Goodwin-Glaxo Wellcome Professor of Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. He is best known for his research on crime, deviance and social control.

His landmark book, Control Balance: Toward a General Theory of Deviance (1995), won the American Society of Criminology’s Michael J. Hindelang Award and the American Sociological Association’s Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholarship Award. Dr. Tittle also was recognized by the ASC with the Edwin H. Sutherland Award in 1998 for his outstanding contributions to the discipline of criminology.

Dr. Tittle earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkansas and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining North Carolina State University in 2000, he served on the faculty of Washington State University, Indiana University and Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Tittle has published several books, including Social Deviance and Crime: An Organizational and Theoretical Sanctions and Social Deviance: The Question of Deterrence, as well as dozens of articles in academic journals such as Criminology; Justice Quarterly; Social Science Research;, Journal of Quantitative Criminology; and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, to name a few.

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