Professors McCord and Tewksbury complete study on sexually oriented business impact
Research on the Criminogenic Impact of Sexually Oriented Businesses (SOBs)
Professors Eric McCord and Richard Tewksbury recently completed a study examining the criminogenic impact of sexually oriented businesses (SOBs). The study resulted in two scholarly articles (McCord & Tewksbury, 2013; Tewksbury & McCord, 2012) that have strong policy implications and are being utilized nationwide by city officials and their legal staffs to justify more comprehensive regulation of these industries. Even the non-scholar public media has picked up on the study and reported its results.
Both professors are associated with Secondary Effects Research, a group of university-affiliated social scientists who conduct research on the crime and disorder impacts of sexually oriented businesses.