Piquero, Nicole Leeper

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Nicole Leeper Piquero joined the UT Dallas Faculty in 2011 and is the Robert E. Holmes Jr. Professor of Criminology. Her reseazrch interests include:

  • White-Collar Crime
  • Criminological Theory
  • Women and Crime


Recent Submissions

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    Staying Home, Staying Safe? A Short-Term Analysis of COVID-19 on Dallas Domestic Violence
    (Springer Nature, 2020-06-14) Piquero, Alex R.; Riddell, Jordan R.; Bishopp, Stephen A.; Narvey, Chelsey; Reid, Joan A.; Piquero, Nicole L.; 0000-0003-4198-4985 (Piquero, AR); Piquero, Alex R.; Riddell, Jordan R.; Piquero, Nicole L.
    COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the lives of persons around the world and social scientists are just beginning to understand its consequences on human behavior. One policy that public health officials put in place to help stop the spread of the virus were stay-at-home/shelter-in-place lockdown-style orders. While designed to protect people from the coronavirus, one potential and unintended consequence of such orders could be an increase in domestic violence – including abuse of partners, elders or children. Stay-at-home orders result in perpetrators and victims being confined in close quarters for long periods of time. In this study, we use data from Dallas, Texas to examine the extent to which a local order was associated with an increase in domestic violence. Our results provide some evidence for a short-term spike in the 2 weeks after the lockdown was instituted but a decrease thereafter. We note that it is difficult to determine just how much the lockdown was the cause of this increase as the domestic violence trend was increasing prior to the order.
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    Do (Sex) Crimes Increase during the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix?
    (Springer Nature, 2019-12-17) Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole Leeper; Riddell, Jordan R.; 0000-0003-4198-4985 (Piquero, AR); Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole L.; Riddell, Jordan R.
    Objectives: We examine whether violent, property, or sex trafficking–related crime increased during the 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Methods: Ordinary least squares regression models, time series trend analysis, and forecasted prediction intervals based on autoregressive integrated moving average models are used to analyze daily crime incident data gathered by the Austin Police Department. Results: There is no evidence to suggest a statistically significant increase in any of the analyzed crime types during the Formula 1 race weekend. Conclusions: Our findings are directly relevant to the state of Texas’ human trafficking plan requirement for reimbursement from the state’s major events reimbursement fund. While we do not find the event increases crime, our data are limited to official crime incidents and exclude non-reported and undetected offenses. Future research should focus on potential differences between auto racing and other mega sporting events.
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    Just Do It? An Examination of Race on Attitudes Associated with Nike’s Advertisement Featuring Colin Kaepernick
    (Taylor and Francis Inc.) Intravia, J.; Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole L.; Byers, B.; 2088022 (Piquero, AR); 73323853 (Piquero, NL); Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole L.
    The relationship between race and just about any social issue has been and continues to be controversial. Within the context of literature on public opinion regarding sports and social movements, this study considers the intersections between race, business, and athlete activism by examining attitudes related to Nike’s controversial advertisement campaign with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Results obtained from a sample of young adults reveals a deep racial divide between black and non-black respondents. At almost a ratio of 2:1, blacks were more likely to agree with Nike’s decision to use the former player in their advertisement, that Nike should address social issues in their ads, and that Nike should contribute to his charity. These race differences remain in models that control for a variety of other correlates, including political orientation, income, discrimination, player protests, and whether they watch the NFL. ©2019 Taylor & Francis Group LLC.
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    White-Collar Crime Is Crime: Victims Hurt Just the Same
    (Wiley-Blackwell) Piquero, Nicole L.; Piquero, Nicole L.
    No abstract available. From the beginning of the article: "Scholars examining public perceptions of crime seriousness have long shown, through their findings, that white‐collar crimes are considered as equally serious as many street crimes. Likewise, these scholars have also shown that respondents support, at times, harsh criminal sanctions for white‐collar crimes, especially for those that inflict physical harm. In a variety of victimization reports, the findings continue to show that “white‐collar crime” is a growing problem in terms of both the numbers of people affected as well as the amount of harm caused to these victims. For example, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 7% of persons 16 years of age or older (an estimated 17.6 million people) were victims of identity theft in 2014. Even more recently, an estimate by Javelin Strategy and Research showed that the costs of identity theft or fraud were somewhere near $16 billion (nearly $1 billion more than they found in 2015). As a point of comparison, the gross domestic product of Iceland is approximately $20 billion dollars."
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    Crime in College Predicts Violent Crime in the National Football League
    (Taylor and Francis Inc.) Leal, W.; Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole L.; Gertz, M.; 2088022 (Piquero, AR); 73323853 (Piquero, NL); Piquero, Alex R.; Piquero, Nicole L.
    The relationship between past and future crime is one of the most robust findings within criminology. Yet, there have been few attempts to examine whether this linkage holds in specific employment arenas. In this study, we consider the relationship between past and future crime within the context of the National Football League (NFL). Specifically, we assess whether there is a relationship between pre-NFL arrests and arrests while playing in the NFL. Using data on NFL arrestees coupled with an internet-based search of arrests prior to their joining the NFL, we find that pre-NFL arrests are positive and significantly related to violent (but not total or non-violent) arrests. Also, this pattern of findings was observed for non-white NFL players, but not white players. Limitations, future research directions, and policy implications are highlighted.

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