R. Thomas Dull, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. R. Thomas Dull teaches courses in criminological theory, juvenile delinquency, family violence, drugs and alcohol, statistics, and research methods. Dr. Dull has extensive research publications in the areas of domestic conflict, date and marital rape, drugs and alcohol and criminal justice attitudinal survey research. Beginning in Fall 2000, Dr. Dull began serving as Graduate Coordinator for the Masters Degree Program in Criminology. He is Chair of the Departmental Graduate Committee, teaches the graduate core courses on Advanced Criminological Theory and supervises numerous graduate projects and theses.

Dr. Dull is an elected member and has served as the College of Social Sciences representative, on the University Graduate Committee since 2001.

He has served as the Graduate Coordinator from Fall 2000 through Spring 2008 for the Masters Degree Program in Criminology.

Courses Taught

  • Crim 100 Criminology
  • Crim 201 History of Western Criminological Thought
  • Crim 181 Internship in Corrections
  • Crim 281 Supervised Professional Experience

Publications

  • Dull, R. Thomas and Wint, Arthur W. "Criminal Victimization and its Effect on Fear of Crime and Justice Attitudes," Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Vol. 12, No 5, October, 1997.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "Correlates of Alcohol and Marijuana Use Within a College Freshman Population," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. Vol. 38 (1), Fall 1992, 1-10.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "Doing Drug Research: An Open and Exploratory Search," Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Vol. 5 (2), May 1989, 2-3.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. Guest Editor, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Highlighting: Drugs, Alcohol and Crime. Vol. 5 No 2, May 1989.
  • Dull, R. Thomas and Giacopassi, David J. "Dry, Damp and Wet: Correlates and Presumed Consequences of Local Alcohol Ordinance," American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Vol. 14, No 4, 1988, 499-514.
  • Dull, R. Thomas and Giacopassi, David J. "Demographic Correlates of Sexual and Dating Attitudes: A Study of Date Rape," Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal. Vol. 14 (2), 1987, 175-193.
  • Dull, R. Thomas and Giacopassi, David J. "An Assessment of the Effects of Alcohol Ordinances on Selected Behaviors and Conditions," Journal of Drug Issues. Vol. 16 No 4 (Fall 1986), 511-521.
  • Giacopassi, David J. and Dull, R. Thomas. "Gender and Racial Differences in the Acceptance of Rape Myths Within a College Population," Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Vol. 15 Nos. 1/2, 1986, 63-75.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "An Empirical Examination of the Social Bond Theory of Drug Use," The International Journal of the Addictions. Vol. 19 (3), 1984, 265-286.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. Book Review, "Julien: A Primer of Drug Action," Criminal Justice Review. Vol. 9 (1), 1984, 42-43.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "Friends' Use and Adult Drug Drunking Behavior: A Further Test of Differential Association Theory," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Vol. 74 (4), 1983, 1608-1619.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "An Empirical Examination of the Anomie Theory of Drug Use," Journal of Drug Education. Vol. 13 (1), 1983, 49-62.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "A Two Southern State Comparison of the Relationship Between UCR Crime Rates and the Anticipation of Victimization, Southern Journal of Criminal Justice. Vol. 8 (1), 1983, 17-23.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "An Empirical Examination of Competing Sociological Theories of Drug Use," Criminal Justice Review. Vol. 8, 1983, 17-23.
  • Dull, R. Thomas. "Current Issues in Criminal Justice Education: Aftermath of the Sherman Report," Journal of Police Science and Administration. Vol. 10 (3), September 1982, 315-325.
  • Jeffords, Charles R. and Dull, R. Thomas. "Demographic Variations in Attitudes Towards Marital Rape Immunity, Journal of Drug Education. Vol. 11 (2), 1981, 129-139.
  • Dull, R. Thomas and Pelfrey, William V. Survey of Crime

Presentations

  • Victimization and its Effect on Justice Attitudes, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada. (March, 1996)
  • The Victim's Movement in the 21st Century, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts. (March, 1995)
  • Correlates of Attitudes Concerning the Decriminalization of Victimless Crimes, Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Reno, NV (October, 1993).
  • The Impact of College Experience and Attitudinal Changes on Crime Victims, The American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA (November, 1992).
  • Correlational Relationships Between Alcohol and Drug Behavioral Events and Attitudinal Values, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington D.C. (March, 1989).
  • Preliminary Results of a University Cohort Study on Crime and Justice, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington D.C. (March, 1989).
  • The Impact of Local Alcohol Ordinances on the Crime Rate of Tennessee Cities, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL (March, 1986).
  • An Assessment of the Effects of Alcohol Ordinances on Selected Behavior and Conditions, Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA (April, 1986).
  • Dry, Damp, and Wet: Correlates and Presumed Consequences of Local Alcohol Ordinances, American Society of Criminology, San Diego CA (November, 1985).
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Out on a Date: A Study of Date Rape, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV (April, 1985).
  • A Preliminary Study of the Acceptance of Rape Myths Within a College Population, Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO (April, 1985).
  • The Use of Qualitative Social Research Within a Criminal Justice Setting, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, ILL (March, 1984).
  • A Two Southern State Comparison of the Relationship Between UCR Rates and Anticipation of Victimization, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX (March, 1983).
  • Chaired/Organized a Panel titled "Rape and Violence: A Southern Tradition," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX (March, 1983).
  • An Empirical Examination of Competing Theories of Drug Use, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louiseville, KY (March, 1982).
  • Criminal Justice Education: Aftermath of the Sherman Report, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (March, 1981).
  • Marijuana Use and Deterrence Theory, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (March, 1981).
  • Current Issues in Criminal Justice: An Update of the Sherman Report: Southwest Criminal Justice Educators Association, Huntsville, TX (October, 1980).
  • Attitudes and Opinions Concerning Pornography: Texas 1980, Texas Academy of Sciences, Corpus Christi, TX (March, 1980).