Aki Roberts

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-6943
 Bolton Hall 740

Spring Semester Office Hours:

Mondays 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment


PhD, Sociology, University of New Mexico

Areas of Specialization

Criminology, Crime Justice Outcome, Motor Vehicle Theft, Japanese Crime, National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS)

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2018
SOCIOL 261-401: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 760-401: Advanced Statistical Methods in Sociology
Fall 2018
SOCIOL 261-402: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 461-401: Multivariate Data Analysis for Social Research

Selected Publications

Roberts, A. Adjusting rates of homicide clearance by arrest for investigation difficulty: Modeling incident- and jurisdiction-level obstacles. Homicide Studies.
Roberts, A., & Block, S. Motor Vehicle Theft.
Roberts, A., & Roberts, J. M. (2016). Crime clearance and temporal variation in police investigative workload: Evidence from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
Roberts, A., & Dale (2015, February). Income inequality and homicide in the United States: Exploration of different income inequality measures and disaggregated homicide types. Homicide Studies, 19, 28-57.
Roberts, J. M., Roberts, A., & Brewer, D. D. (2014, February). Network contacts and activity domains: Information-sharing among police agencies. Human Organization, 73(1), 13-24.
Roberts, A. (2014). Book Review: Handbook of European homicide research: Patterns, explanations, and country studies. 24, 410-411. International criminal justice review.
Lyons, C., & Roberts, A. (2014). The Difference “Hate” Makes in Clearing Crime: An Event History Analysis of Incident Factors. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 30, 268-289.
Roberts, A., & Block, S. (2013, August). Explaining Temporary and Permanent Motor Vehicle Theft Rates in the United States A Crime-Specific Approach. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(3), 445 – 471.
Roberts, A., & Willits, D. (2013). Lifestyle, Routine Activities, and Felony-Related Eldercide. Homicide Studies, 17(2), 184-203.
Roberts, A. (2012). Motor vehicle recovery: A multi-level event history analysis of NIBRS data. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 49(3), 444-467.
Roberts, A., & Lyons, C. J. (2011). Hispanic victims and homicide clearance by arrest. Homicide Studies, 15(1), 48-73.
Roberts, A., & Lyons, C. (2009). Victim-offender racial dyads and clearance of lethal and non-lethal assault. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 46, 301-326.