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Scott Menard


  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado (1981)
  • A.B. Sociology, Cornell University (1973)


Office: C-215
Phone: (936) 294-3280

Areas of Expertise:
Statistical Analysis, Research Methods, Criminological Theory Testing, Life Course Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Substance Abuse, Victimization


Dr. Scott Menard joined the faculty of the College of Criminal Justice in 2006. His areas of academic interest include: Statistics (Longitudinal Research, Logistic Regression Analysis, Multilevel Analysis), Research Methods (Survey Research, Evaluation Research), Juvenile Delinquency, and Life Course Criminology (Victimization, Substance Use, Theory Testing). An experienced researcher, Dr. Menard is primarily involved in research on the National Youth Survey/Family Study (NYSFS), a longitudinal, multigenerational, national probability sample. The survey, which was expanded to include the spouses and children of the original survey participants, includes data on criminal victimization and perpetration, licit and illicit substance use, marital and employment status, academic attainment, mental health, and attitudes toward crime and delinquency, and has most recently been augmented by the collection of DNA data. His recent research includes papers on crimes of trust, a class of crimes distinguished by reliance on deception rather than force or stealth, and on the relationship between victimization and offending over the life course. Dr. Menard has published in the areas of both statistics and criminology, including articles on logistic regression analysis, and books and monographs on logistic regression and longitudinal research. His publications in the area of criminology include papers on theory testing in crime and delinquency, the relationship of substance use to crime and delinquency, and papers on repeat victimization and the consequences of violent victimization.

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