Roberts, Aki

Associate Professor

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Mondays 3:00-5:00pm


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

Fall 2021
SOCIOL 261-201: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 461-401 & 461-901 Social Data Analysis using Regression

Prior Teaching Schedule

Spring 2021
SOCIOL 261-202: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 760-201: Advanced Statistical Methods in Sociology

Fall 2020
SOCIOL 261-402: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 461-401: Social Data Analysis Using Regression

Spring 2020
SOCIOL 261-402: Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
SOCIOL 760-401: Advanced Statistical Methods in Sociology

Selected Publications

Roberts, A. Adjusting rates of homicide clearance by arrest for investigation difficulty: Modeling incident- and jurisdiction-level obstacles. Homicide Studies.
Roberts, J. M., Roberts, A., & Wadsworth, T. Multiple imputation of missing values in homicide incident data: An evaluation using unique test data. Homicide Studies.
Roberts, A. (2018). Book Review for "Teaching at elite American universities" by Jin Sato. 601, 68-69. Current State of Higher Education (Gendai no Koutou Kyouiku).
Roberts, A. (2018). Revisiting Japan's Postwar Homicide Trend: 1951-2014. In "Crime and Justice in Contemporary japan" Springer, New York.
Roberts, A. (2017). Tenure system and American college professors. Current State of Higher Education (Gendai no Koutou Kyouiku), 594, 58-62.
Roberts, A., & Takeuchi, Y. (2017). Inside American Higher Education: Is the World's Best System in Crisis? Tokyo: Asahi Newspaper Publications Inc.
Roberts, A., & Roberts, J. M. (2016, December). Crime clearance and temporal variation in police investigative workload: Evidence from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32, 651-674.
Roberts, A., & Block, S. (2016). Motor Vehicle Theft. Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment.
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. (2009). Contributions of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to substantive knowledge in criminology: A review of research. Sociology Compass, 3, 433-458.
Roberts, A., & Roberts, J. M. (2009). Impact of network ties on change in police agency practices. Policing, 32, 38-55.
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.
Roberts, A. (2008). Explaining differences between homicide clearance rates in Japan and the United States. Homicide Studies, 12, 136-145.
Roberts, A. (2008). The influence of incident and contextual characteristics on crime clearance of non-lethal violence: A multi-level event history analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36, 61-72.
Roberts, A. (2007). Predictors of homicide clearance by arrest: An event history analysis of National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) incidents. Homicide Studies, 11, 82-93.
Roberts, A., & Roberts, J. (2007). The structure of informal communication between police agencies. Policing, 30, 93-107.
Roberts, A., & LaFree, G. (2004). Explaining Japan’s postwar violent crime trends. Criminology, 42, 179-209.
Roberts, A., & LaFree, G. (2001). The role of declining economic stress in explaining Japan’s remarkable postwar crime decreases, 1951 to 1997. 26, 11-34.