John C. Quicker, Ph.D
Title: Professor, Sociology
Office: SBS G 319
Phone Extension: x3509
Email Username: jquicker
- "Bootstrap or Noose: Drugs, Gangs, and Violence in South Los Angeles", in The Ecology of Crime and Drug Use in American Inner Cities: Social Structure and Neighborhood Dynamics, N.Y., Rutgers University Press, forthcoming.
- "The Economics of Drugs", Encyclopedia of Crime, N.Y., Macmillan Publishing Co., forthcoming.
- "A Dark Cloud in a Bright Sky: Violence in Thai Families", in Randal Collins and Alan Hoffman, eds., Domestic Violence: A Global View, N.Y., Greenwood Press, 2002.
- "A Smile and Respect: A Perspective on Delinquency in Thailand", in Randal Collins and Alan Hoffman, eds., Teen Violence: A Global View, N.Y. Greenwood Press, 2001.
- "The Chicana Gang: A Preliminary Description", in Meda Chesney-Lind and John Hagedorn, eds., Female Gangs in America, Chicago, Lakeview Press, 1999.
- With Akil Batani-Khalfani, "From Boozies to Bloods: Early Gangs in South Los Angeles", Journal of Gang Research, Vol V, No 4, Summer 1998, pp 15-22.
- Homegirls: Characterizing Chicana Gangs, International Universities Press, San Pedro, 1983.
- Seven Decades of Gangs: What Has Been Learned, What Has Been Done, and What Should Be Done, Monograph prepared for The California Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention, June 1982.
- With Janet Schmidt, "A Contribution to the Critique of Bourgeois Criminology: The Case of Criminal Sentencing", The Insurgent Sociologist, Vol. VII, No. III, Summer, 1977, pp. 62-68.
- "The Effect of Goal Discrepancy on Delinquency", Social Problems, Vol. 22, 1, October 1974, pp. 76-86.
- "A Consideration of the Relationship of 'Punitiveness' to Delinquency as Developed in Opportunity Theory", Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 64, No. 3, September 1973, pp. 333-338.
- With Alfred Classen, "Implications of the Colorado Student Health Organization Project", Regional Medical Program Publication, 1968.
- With Earl Schwartz, "Summary of Participant Responses to Employment Security Institute." University of Colorado Extension Division, Institute Document No. 16, 1966.
- Review of Power, Crime, and Mystification, by Steven Box, in Journal of Contempory Criminal Justice, Vol. 3, No. 1. February 1987.
- Review of A Theory Social Reform: Correctional Change Processes in Two States, by Allen D. Miller, Lloyd E. Ohlin, and Robert B. Coates, in Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 1980, pp. 71-72.
- A joint review of Studies in the Sociology of Social Problems, edited by Paul B. Horton and Gerald R. Leslie, and Social Problems: Dilemmas and Dissensus, edited by Clifton D. Bryant, in Contempory Sociology, Vol. 1, No. 5, September 1972, pp.474-475.
- "From Boozies to Bloods: Early Gangs in South Los Angeles", with Akil Batana-Khalfani, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA, November 1997.
- "Clique Succession Among South Los Angeles Street Gangs: The Case of the Crips", with Akil S. Batani-Khalfani, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Reno, Nevada, November, 1989.
- "A Sociological Perspective On Gangs, Drugs, and Delinquency", presented at the Adolescent Substance Abuse Conference, Denver, Colorado, June, 1989.
- "Los Angeles County vs. The Street Gangs: The Saga Continues", presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, 1986.
- "Political and Economic Factors in the Development of Criminological Theory", presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, Texas, 1983.
- "The Los Angeles War on Youth Gangs: Will Justice Be Administered", presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky, 1982.
- "Partners in Crime: A Historical Perspective on Government and Big Business Complicity", presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, San Diego, California, 1981.
- "Class Struggle and the Origins of Classical and Positivistic Theory in Criminology", presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, Calif., 1978.
- "Toward a Political Economy of White Collar Crime", presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California, 1978.
- "Intellectuals and the Degradation of the Working Class", presented at the annual meeting of the West Coast Social Science Conference, Nevada City, California, 1977.
- "Notes on the Necessity for a Conflict Methodology in Criminology", presented at the meeting on The State and Future of Conflict Methodology, Red Feather Institute for Advanced Studies in Sociology, Red Feather, Colorado, July 1976.
- "Female Gangs as Working Class Sororities", presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California, 1976.
- "Chicana Gang Membership as a Function of Institutional Failure", presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Victoria, British Columbia, 1975.
- "The Chicana Gang: A Preliminary Description", presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Jose, California, 1974.
- "A Typological Account of Motorcycling", presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, 1972, Portland, Oregon.
- "Doctors and Primitive Practioners: A Sociological Perspective", presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, 1971, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Television and Radio Presentations
- Discussant on Channel 11, T.V., Mid-Day Sunday, "Gangs", April 24, 1988.
- Panelist on Faculty Forum, California State University, Dominguez Hills, "Gang Violence", April 23, 1987.
- Primary interviewee on KPFK Community Issue Program on "The Privatization of Prisons", September 10, 1985.
- Participant in United Way's video on "Youth and Gang Violence", February, 1985.
- Panelist on Westinghouse Broadcasting and Cable, Inc., For the Record, on "The Problem of Gangs", January 9, 1984.
- Panelist on the Faculty Forum series at California State UniverŽsity, Dominguez Hills, on "The Urban University Student", May 6, 1983.
- Panelist on KCET's Tonight's community Issues Forum on "Decriminalization of Prostitution", June 9, 1977.
- RSCAAP grant, spring 1999, for travel to South East Asia to conduct research for chapter in Domestic Violence book titled "A Dark Cloud in a Bright Sky: Violence in Thai Families", ($2,500).
- Faculty Development grant, October 1997, ($2,000).
- Principle Investigator in the Working Group on the Social Ecology of Crime and Drugs In The Inner City, for South Central Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, December 1989-expected completion, April 1991, ($10,000).
- Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity Awards Program grant, CSUDH, January, 1989. Project title: "Fussin, Cussin, and Discussin: A Study of Early South Los Angeles Street Gangs", ($4,500).
- University Foundation Research Award, CSUDH, May 1987. Project title: "What It Be Like: A Proposal for a Study of Black Gangs in Los Angeles", ($2,500).
- California Council for the Humanities, December 1978. $7,000 grant to organize and direct the South West Labor Studies Association annual conference.