Office: Butte 741A
Name: Ryan Patten
Rank: Associate Professor
Year of hire: 2007
Year of tenure/promotion: 2012
Official capacity: Department Chair
Degree(s): Ph.D., Criminal Justice
Alma mater: Washington State University
Courses taught: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Corrections, Justice System Administration, Policy Issues in Criminal Justice, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Research areas: Policing, Game Wardens, Drug Court, AB 109
Way, L.B., and Patten, R. (2013). Hunting for dirtbags: Why cops over-police the poor and
racial minorities. Lebanon, NH: University Press Northeastern.
Patten, R., Thomas, M., and Viotti, P. (2013). Sweating bullets: Female attitudes regarding
concealed weapons on college campuses. Race, Gender, & Class, 20(3/4), 269-290.
Patten, R., Messer, S., and Candela, K. (Forthcoming). ‘I don’t see myself as prison material’:
Motivations for entering a rural drug court. International Journal of Offender Therapy
and Comparative Criminology.