Welcome to WilliamBowes.com

I am am independant Criminologist / Sociologist .  I received a BA degree in Criminology / Sociology in 2014. Please use the navigation bar in the top left of the site to navigate sections.

My primary areas of study are related to crime though I do occasionally obsess over other things.  I study the reasons and causes behind crime.  I am primarily a conflict criminologist.  This means that I apply a Marxist perspective to criminology.  It is the change process (in capitalist society) that leads to social conflict.  Social Conflict in turn leads to crime.  However, that perspective does not explain all aspects of crime which is why I often take into account some of the tenants of structural functionalism.

I am currently trying to connect economics to war / terrorism in a unique way. This is why you will see so many CRS (Congressional Research Service) Reports here. Also look for a large amount of economic data to be posted soon. It may seem like the data here is random but I work in a weird way. There is a method to my madness.

Things that interest me as a Social Scientist

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Featured Documents

Ferguson, MO Full Document Release Missouri v. Wilson  
2015 Global Forecast Craig Cohen and Josiane Gable for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
2013 Survey 2013 New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program Survey  

About the Site

The nature of this site is primarily academic.  I like to share some of my research ideas with the public at large in hopes that I can further the field.  It also functions as a repository for useful materials as well as giving me the ability to share material with my colleagues.

All of the material here not specifically attributable to me is of an academic nature and assumed to be in the public domain and is publicly available.  I just aggregate it here either because I find it interesting or I use it frequently in my research or schoolwork.  All material on this website generated by me is copyrighted material and as such shall not be used unless attributed to the author.

Most of the documents here are obtained via the Congressional Research Service. This is the think tank that serves congress with information regarding any conceivable issue that may be in their pervue. These reports are very useful for a researcher because they contain facts that may not otherwise be available to the general public or even an academic researcher. The other documents come from a verity of Government and private sources. There is no method to the structure of this site other than what I find most useful. If you have suggestions to make the site better or easier to navigate please let me know.

If you wish to use any original material here please email me here and I will be happy to discuss it with you.  If you find flaws with any of my work or anything else relevant let me know here.

The navigation menu at the top will take you to the various sections of the website as well as bring you back to the home page. 


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