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Dr. Joseph F. Cabrera

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
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Urban sociology, social capital, environmental sociology, inequality, social networks


Ph.D. University of Arizona (2010)
M.U.P. CUNY-Hunter College (2000)
B.A. UC Irvine (1997)

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Dr. Cabrera earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Urban Planning from CUNY – Hunter College before joining the Marywood faculty in 2011.  He teaches courses in sociology, urban studies and criminal justice and previously taught at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Courses taught by Dr. Cabrera include Studies in Urbanization, Urban Crime Patters, Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Networks. Dr. Cabrera’s research interests include community development, social capital, urban planning, and social network analysis.  His dissertation examined the relationship between the built environment and social connections within two communities in Tucson, AZ.  His current research seeks to understand how social networks and social cohesion are fostered in various residence hall settings.  A future project is planned to examine the relationship between the built environment and crime patterns in a South Scranton redevelopment district. 


Studies in Urbanization (SOC 315)
Social Networks (SOC 3XX)
Research Methods (SOC 351)
Computer Applications (SOC 454)
Undergraduate Internship (CJ 460)
Urban Crime Patterns (CJ 560)

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