Faculty and Staff

Jackson Bunch

Jackson Bunch

Assistant Professor

Office: Social Sciences 305
Email: jackson.bunch@umontana.edu
Fax: 406-243-5951
Office Hours:

Wednesday, 2:00–3:00 & by appointment


Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Assistant Professor

Courses

Fall 2017:

SOCI 211S.01 Introduction to Criminology

SOCI 492.03 IS: Public Service

SOCI 492.04 IS: Service Learning

SOCI 498.01 Internship SERV

 

Personal Summary

Dr. Jackson Bunch has been at the University of Montana since 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia with a specialization in Crime, Law, and Deviance. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of victimization, a topic that he has explored from a variety of perspectives. His work examines the victim-offender overlap, the relationship between lifestyles and victimization, the causes of recurring victimization, and the emotional impact of victimization.  Recent reports of his research appear in Criminal Justice and Behavior, the Journal of Criminal Justice, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Crime and Delinquency.

Dr. Bunch is a member of the Criminology Research Group in the Social Sciences Research Laboratory at the University of Montana. The team is engaged in many ongoing projects funded through various agencies, including the Office for Victims of Crime, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Office of the Court Administrator for the Montana Supreme Court.  Dr. Bunch is currently leading the research for the “Montana Victim Legal Assistance Network,” an OVC-funded collaborative grant with the Montana Legal Services Association and the Montana Board of Crime Control.  This project focuses on delivering no-cost, wraparound legal services to victims of crime across the state.

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2013

M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2008

B.A., Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2005

Research Interests

Victimization; Victim-Offender Overlap; Routine Activities; Fear of Crime

Projects

“Vision 21: Victim Legal Assistance Networks (Phase 3).” (PI), with Dusten Hollist (co-PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Montana Legal Services Association. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-XV-BX-K011. August 2017 – August 2018. Total amount awarded: $500,000. University of Montana total: $100,000.

“Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care (Phase 2 – Part 2).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-VF-GX-K016.  July 2016 – December 2017. Total amount awarded: $498,796. University of Montana total: $167,754.

“Montana Statewide Victimization Survey (Phase 3).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2016 – August 2017. University of Montana total: $145,751.

“Women’s Risk Needs Assessment Instrument (WRNAI) Performance and Race/Ethnicity Impartiality Assessment.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2016 – August 2017. Total amount awarded: $62,264. University of Montana total: $60,000.

“Vision 21: Victim Legal Assistance Networks (Phase 2).” (PI), with Dusten Hollist (co-PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Montana Legal Services Association. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-XV-BX-K011. August 2016 – August 2017. Total amount awarded: $348,791. University of Montana total: $86,036.

“Prenatal Substance Abuse and Related Breastfeeding Outcomes: An Exploration of How Hospital Policy and Staff Shape Infant Feeding Decisions.” (PI) with Amy Lommen (co-PI). University Small Grant.  University of Montana Research and Creativity Committee. May 2015 – August 2016. Amount awarded: $3,387.

“Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care (Phase 2 – Part 1).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-VF-GX-K016.  January 2015 – June 2016. Total amount awarded: $425,000. University of Montana total: $153,342.

“Montana Statewide Victimization Survey (Phase 2).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2015 – August 2016. Total amount awarded: $202,328. University of Montana total: $177,368.

“Cascade County Law Enforcement Juvenile Arrest Point of Contact Study.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2015 – August 2016. University of Montana total: $58,018.

“Montana’s Back on Track (BOT) and Services Available to Youths Investigation.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Office of the Court Administrator for the Montana Supreme Court. September 2016 – June 2017. Amount awarded: $50,000.

“Developing Best Practices for Mentoring Investigation.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Office of the Court Administrator for the Montana Supreme Court.  December 2015 – June 2016. Amount awarded: $25,000.

“Foster and Group Home Care Investigation.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Office of the Court Administrator for the Montana Supreme Court.  December 2015 – June 2016. Amount awarded: $25,000.

“Vision 21: Victim Legal Assistance Networks (Phase 1).” (PI), with Dusten Hollist (co-PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Montana Legal Services Association. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-XV-BX-K011. January 2015 – June 2016. Total amount awarded: $229,027. University of Montana total: $187,370.

“Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care (Phase 1).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Office for Victims of Crime 2014-VF-GX-K016.  January 2015 – June 2016. Total amount awarded: $380,456. University of Montana total: $200,000.

“Montana Statewide Victimization Survey (Phase 1).” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2014 – August 2015. Total amount awarded: $133,920. University of Montana total: $126,881.

“Montana Statewide Survey of Jails.” (co-PI), with Dusten Hollist (PI). Collaborative grant with the Montana Board of Crime Control. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2014-BJ-CX-K002. September 2014 – August 2015. Total amount awarded: $53,598. University of Montana total: $48,314.

Field of Study

Criminology

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bunch, Jackson, Amaia Iratzoqui, and Stephen Watts. Forthcoming. “Child Abuse, Self-Control, and Delinquency: A General Strain Perspective.”  Journal of Criminal Justice. Prepublished October 9, 2017.

Clay-Warner, Jody, Jackson Bunch, and Jennifer McMahon-Howard. 2016. "Differential Vulnerability: Disentangling the Effects of State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity on Repeat Victimization.Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(10), 1406-1429.

Bunch, Jackson, Jody Clay-Warner, and Man Kit-Lei. 2015. "Demographic Characteristics and Victimization Risk: Testing the Mediating Effects of Routine Activities." Crime and Delinquency, 61(9), 1181-1205.

James, Katie R., Jackson Bunch, and Jody Clay-Warner. 2015. “School Fairness and School Violence: Testing Predictions from General Strain Theory.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 13(2), 169-189.

Bunch, Jackson, Jody Clay-Warner, and Jennifer McMahon-Howard. 2014. "The Effects of Victimization on Routine Activities." Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(5), 575-593.

Johnson, David, Linda Renzulli, Jackson Bunch, and Maria Paino. 2013. "Everyday Observations: Developing a Sociological Perspective through a Portfolio Term Project." Teaching Sociology, 41(3), 314-321.

Other Publications

Bunch, Jackson, Dusten Hollist, Dustin Satterfield, Elliot Moore, Patrick McKay, and Chuck Harris. 2017. “Montana Victim Legal Assistance Network: Needs Assessment Report.” Technical report drafted for the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Office for Victims of Crime.

DeCunzo, Tessa, Dusten Hollist, Jackson Bunch, Patrick McKay, Chuck Harris, and Jessica Mayrer. 2016. “Cascade County Law Enforcement Juvenile Arrest Point of Contact Study.” Technical report drafted for the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

McKay, Patrick, Dusten Hollist, Jackson Bunch, Daniel Acton, Taylor Tillman, and Chuck Harris. 2015. “The Montana Back on Track Risk Assessment Instrument: An Assessment and Validation Study.” Technical report drafted the Office of the Court Administrator at Montana Supreme Court.

McKay, Patrick, Dusten Hollist, Gabriel Downey, Daniel Acton, Jackson Bunch, and Chuck Harris. 2015. “2014 Facility Administrators Survey of Adult Jails in Montana.” Technical report drafted for the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Hollist, Dusten, Gabriel Downey, Daniel Acton, Chuck Harris, Patrick McKay, Jackson Bunch, James Burfeind, and Daniel Doyle. 2014. “Cascade County Disproportionate Minority Contact Community and Strategic Planning Project: Arrest Point of Contact Study.” Technical report drafted for the Montana Board of Crime Control and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Hollist, Dusten, Gabriel Downey, Daniel Acton, Chuck Harris, Patrick McKay, Jackson Bunch, James Burfeind, and Daniel Doyle. 2014. “An Examination of Economic Analysis Approaches for Montana’s Seven Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces.” Technical report drafted for the Montana Board of Crime Control and the National Institute of Justice.

Bunch, Jackson and Jody Clay-Warner. 2009. “Fear of Crime.” pp. 94-96 in The Praeger Handbook of Victimology, edited by Janet Wilson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.