D. Wayne Osgood
D. Wayne Osgood

D. Wayne Osgood

Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Sociology
Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
D. Wayne Osgood


A.B., University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1974
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1977
Social Data Analytics

Professional Bio

Professor Osgood conducts research on a variety of topics concerning delinquency and other problem behaviors during adolescence and early adulthood. The major focus of his current work is adolescents' friendship networks.  His published research has addressed the contribution of routine activities to offending, peer influence, sources of age differences, criminal careers, and the generality of deviance.  In addition to these topics concerning the causes of offending, he has conducted research on a variety of programs for juvenile offenders (including prevention, diversion, and residential programs), and he has written about statistical issues for the analysis of deviant behaviors, of longitudinal data, and of program evaluations.

Professor Osgood has taught substantive courses on juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, crime and the life course, and social networks and crime.  In the methodological domain, he regularly offers a graduate course on multilevel regression models and he has taught graduate courses on research methods in criminology and statistical models for non-experimental research