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Robert T. Perdue

Robert T. Perdue, Associate Professor

Robert Perdue, Associate Professor
Robert T. Perdue, Associate Professor

Department of Sociology
646 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 | Cybercriminology Lab

  • Green Criminology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Cybercrime
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Appalachia
  • Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida
  • M.S. in Sociology, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. in History, Virginia Tech

Perdue, Robert Todd. 2023. “Trashing Appalachia: Coal, Prisons and Whiteness in a Region of Refuse.” Punishment & Society 25(1), 21-41.

Perdue, Robert Todd. 2021. “Who Needs the Dark Web?: Exploring the Trade in Critically Endangered Plants on eBay.” American Journal of Criminal Justice 46(6), 1006-1017.

Perdue, Robert Todd. 2021. “Corporate Violence in the Central Appalachian Coal Industry: From Roots to Repercussions.” Critical Criminology 29, 897-913.

Perdue, Robert Todd and James Hawdon. 2021. “Predicting the Emergence of Novel Psychoactive Substances with Big Data.” In, Big Data in Psychiatry and Neurology. Edited by Ahmed Moustafa. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Perdue, Robert Todd and James Hawdon. 2019. “Gateway or Cul de Sac? Using Big Data to Assess Legal Recreational Marijuana and Changes in the Use of ‘Hard’ Drugs.” Sociation18(2), 20-28.

Perdue, Robert Todd. 2018. “Linking Environmental and Criminal Injustice: The Mining to Prison Pipeline in Central Appalachia.” Environmental Justice 11(5): 177-182.

Perdue, Robert Todd, James Hawdon and Kelly M. Thames. 2018. “Can Big Data Predict the Rise of Novel Drug Abuse?” Journal of Drug Issues 48(4): 508-518.

Perdue, Robert Todd and Kenneth Sanchagrin. 2016. “Imprisoning Appalachia: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Prison Development.” Journal of Appalachian Studies 23(2): 210-223.

Perdue, Robert Todd and Christopher McCarty. 2015. “Unearthing a Network of Resistance: Media Analysis of the Anti-Strip Mining Movement in Central Appalachia.” Studies in Law, Politics and Society 66: 35-61.

  • 2012-2013 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Law and Social Sciences Section ($19,152)

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