Danielle Lavin-Loucks

Danielle Lavin-Loucks Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology danielle.lavin-loucks@valpo.edu 219.464.5004 ASB 331


  • Ph.D. – Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • M.A. – Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.A. – Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Lavin-Loucks, Danielle and Kristine Levan. 2015. “Were You Drunk at the Time?: How Parole Boards Influence Neutralization Techniques in Parole Hearings.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology 3(1): 61-86.

Lavin-Loucks, Danielle. 2014. Racial Profiling. In Gallagher, Charles and Cameron Lippard. (Eds.) Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Lavin-Loucks, Danielle. 2012. Seussiology. TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology). A journal of the American Sociological Association. Available at: http://trails.asanet.org

Taylor‐Greene, Helen, Katie Polzer and Danielle Lavin‐Loucks. 2006. “Prisoner Transition and Prisoner Reentry in Dallas, TX.” Williams Review, 1 (1): 38‐62. Lavin‐Loucks, Danielle. 2004. “An Overview of Conversation Analysis.” Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. California: Academic Press.


Areas of Specialization: Ethnography; Conversation Analysis; Criminology; Social Psychology; Corrections/Parole; Urban Education; College Access, Readiness, and Persistence

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Police in Society
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Penology
  • Media and Crime
  • Sociology of Law
  • Medical Sociology
  • Ethnography of Crime
  • Crime Types
  • Homicide and Capital Punishment
  • Criminological Theory
  • Internship in Criminal Justice
  • Correlates of Crime
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Sexual Diversity
  • Qualitative Methods


  • American Sociological Association
  • North Central Sociological Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta