D. A. Lopez

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Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-3591
Office location:
SN 312



  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, Sociology, May 1996.
  • M.A. Oakland University, Sociology, August 1987.
  • B.A. University of California, Psychology, Santa Barbara, June 1981.

Courses Taught

Introductory Sociology
Policing Society

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Nazi Uniform Fetish and Role-Playing: A Subculture of Erotic Evil” (with Ellis Godard). 2013. Popular Culture Review, 24(1):69-78.

“Asian Gang Homicides and Weapons: Criminalistics and Criminology.”  2006.  Journal of Gang Research, 13(4):15-29. 

“Goth and Industrial Cultures: Differential Interpretations” (with Karith A. Meyers). 2005. Popular Culture Review, 16(1)77-95.

“Gang Membership and Acculturation: ARSMA-II and Choloization” (with Patricia O’Donnell Brummett). Crime & Delinquency, 49:627-642, 2003.

The Latino Experience in Omaha: A Visual Essay. Lewiston: Mellen Press. 2001 (Book).

“Latino/a Substance Abuse/Dependency: A Question of Assimilation?”  (with Ed A. Munoz). Latino Studies Journal, 11:50-69. 2000.

“Misdemeanor Sentencing Decisions:  The Cumulative Disadvantage Effect of Gringo Justice.” (with Ed A. Munoz and Eric Stewart).  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 20:298-319. 1998.

“Saving Private Atzlan:  Preserving the Heritage of Latino Service in Wartime.”  Dialogo.  1:7-10.  2000.

Research and Interests

Gangs, subcultures, social control, power.