Dr. Dustin Osborne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. He received his Ph.D. in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville in 2015, M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from ETSU in 2011, and B.S. in Administration of Justice from the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2009.
His research interests revolve around rural issues, including crimes unique to these environments, the generalizability of criminological theories to rural samples, and the relationship between rural culture and crime.
Lynn, B., Osborne, D.L., & Edwards, B. (2023). Policing farm crime in the United States: A research note. International Journal of Rural Criminology.
Holder, E., Edwards, B., & Osborne, D.L. (2022). An exploratory study on the structural and demographic predictors of hate crime across the rural-urban divide. Victims & Offenders.
Ledford, L., Osborne, D.L., Edwards, B., & Stickle, B. (2022). Conservation officer perceptions of stress associated with traditional policing duties. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Osborne, D.L., & Swartz, K. (2021). Routine activity theory and farm equipment theft: A macro-level approach. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 6, 1-18.
Ledford, L., Osborne, D.L., Edwards, B., & Stickle, B. (2021). Not just a walk in the woods? Exploring the impact of individual characteristics and changing job roles on stress among conservation officers. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22, 274-289.
Edwards, B., Osborne, D.L., Moses, R., Ledford, L., & Smith, G. (2021). Municipal police department’s use of Facebook: Exploring the potential for differences across size classifications. In Eterno, J., Stickle, B., Peterson, D., & Das, D. (Eds.) Police Behavior, Hiring and Crime Fighting: An International View. Taylor & Francis.
Osborne, D.L., Swartz, K., & Stover, A. (2019). Utilizing the National Incident-Based Reporting System to further our understanding of agricultural theft. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 4, 240-257.
Shrestha, J., & Osborne, D.L. (2019). An exploratory look at thefts from construction sites. Proceedings of the Associated Schools of Construction, 55, 483-490.