Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Faculty Office Building #9
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theories of Crime and Deviance; Drug Use and Misuse; Rural Crime; Public Policy; Methodology and the Measurement of Self-Reporting
Indiana University 2004-present
PhD Candidate, Criminal Justice
Eastern Kentucky University 2002-2004
M.S. Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 1999-2002
B.A. Forensic Psychology, Cum Laude
ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Assistant Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice 2005-2010
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice 2004-2006
Research Fellow, Eastern Kentucky University, College of Criminal Justice 2002-2004
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice
Critical Issues in Policing
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Theories of Crime and Deviance
Crime, Mass Media and Society
Drugs and Society
Drugs, Crime, and Justice
International Drug Control Policy
Fields, C. B. &. Jerin, R., Baker, R. (2004). “Murder and Mayhem in the USA TODAY: A Quantitative Analysis of the National Reporting of States’ News,” in Media, Process and the Social Construction of Crime: Studies in Newsmaking Criminology, Greg Barak (4 Ed.), New York: Garland Publishing
Baker, R. B. (2004). Reducing America’s Vulnerability to Ecstasy Scares, Master’s Thesis. Eastern Kentucky University.
Baker, R. B. Anatomy of a Moral Panic. A Model for the Twenty-First Century.
INVITED REFEREED ARTICLES
Schmalleger, F. and Pittaro, M. (2008). Crimes of the Internet. Internet Pharmacies. Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
INVITED BOOK REVIEWS
Perrone, D. (2010). The High Life: Club Kids, Harm and Drug Policy. Criminal Justice Press. Monsey, New York. (forthcoming, December 2010)
2009 Baker, R. B. Constructing Moral Panics: A Critical Analysis. International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference. Terre Haute (individual presenter)
2008 Baker, R. B. The Effects of Rural Disorganization on Crime: Investigating Official Crime Data. American Society of Criminology. St. Louis (individual presenter)
2007 Baker, R. B. Exploring Rural Drug Use. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta (individual presenter)
2006 Baker, R. B. Constructing the Rave Culture: EOCDs a Media Analysis.
American Society of Criminology. Los Angeles (individual presenter)
2005 Baker, R. B. Reducing Americas Vulnerability to Ecstasy Scares.
American Society of Criminology. Toronto (individual presenter)
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Criminology, Member
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Member
Association for Psychological Science, Member