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School of Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Zachary Rowan is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He received his doctorate in criminology from the University of Maryland in 2016 and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.
Rowan conducts research broadly focused on juvenile justice, including peer influence, co-offending and group behavior, and life-course and developmental criminology.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Peer influence; co-offending; group behaviour; life-course and developmental criminology; intervention evaluation; juvenile justice.
- BA, MA, PhD (UMD)
NOTE FOR POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR POTENTIAL SUPERVISION.
- Rowan, Z. R. (2023). Co-offending in context: The role of economic hardship. The British Journal of Criminology, 63(1), 201-220.
- Rowan, Z. R., Kan, E., Frick, P. J., & Cauffman, E. (2022). Not (Entirely) Guilty: The Role of Co-offenders in Diffusing Responsibility for Crime. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 59(4), 415-448.
- Norton, N., & Rowan, Z. R. (2022). The Group Nature of Academic Dishonesty & Diffusion of Responsibility in Online Student Chat Groups. Deviant Behavior, 1-14.
- Rowan, Z. R., Appleby, S., & McGloin, J. M. (2022). Situating crime pattern theory into the explanation of co-offending: Considering area-level convergence spaces. The British Journal of Criminology, 62(3), 681-698.
- McGloin, J. M., Thomas, K. J., Rowan, Z. R., & Deitzer, J. R. (2021). Can the group disincentivize offending? Considering opt‐out thresholds and decision reversals. Criminology, 59(4), 738-765.
- Probation Officers’ Attributions of Clients and Inequity in the Justice System (2022) - SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants Program - Co-Investigator - Evan McCuish (SFU)
- Building Capacity to Assess Youth Justice and Diversion Programming in British Columbia (2021) - SSRHC Individual Partnership Engage Grants.
- Preliminary Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Young Adult Court (2018) - SFU/SSHRC Institutional Grants Program
Recently Taught Courses
- CRIM101: Introduction to Criminology
- CRIM220: Research Methods in Criminology
- CRIM416: Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Groups and Crime
- CRIM800: Criminological Theory I
Future courses may be subject to change.