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Richard Gee, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
I was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I attended Oklahoma State University for both my undergraduate and Master’s degree in Sociology. During that time I met the love of my life, married her, and we completed our doctorates in Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The majority of my research and teaching is in the area of criminology and deviant behavior.I find that one can find a lot about a society by looking at those on the margins. My dissertation involved studying the decriminalization of tattooing in the state of Oklahoma. In addition to my research on tattooing, I am now investigating multi-jurisdictionality of tribal policing on Native American lands.My interests in crime and deviance are based in conceptions of power.
In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors whether I am hunting and fishing or just tromping through the woods with my wife and our three dogs. I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen experimenting with a variety of different types of cooking.
Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Law