Daniel P. Mears

Daniel P. Mears

Daniel P. Mears

Courtesy Professor of Law
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: 850.644.7376


Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Texas at Austin, 1998
M.A. (Sociology), University of Texas at Austin, 1995
B.A., Haverford College, 1988

Daniel P. Mears is the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology at the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He conducts research on crime causation and social programs and policies, focusing on criminal and juvenile justice and crime prevention and intervention strategies. As a principal investigator or lead researcher, he has conducted studies funded by federal and state agencies and foundations, including the National Council on Disability, National Institute of Justice, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Florida Department of Corrections, The California Endowment, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Joyce Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.