Dr. Jones' research is primarily in the area of criminology. As a quantitative researcher, Dr. Jones examines how factors like neighborhood poverty, peer associations, family attachment, and self-control predict adolescent and young adult substance use, delinquency, crime, and, on the other end of the continuum, well-being and pro-social behavior. Currently, he is collaborating with a team of researchers who are looking into how adolescents make healthy transitions into young adulthood.
Ph.D. Sociology, Kent State University, 2012
Jones, Adrian and Richard Adams. 2020. “Neighborhoods, Peers, Self-Control, Ethnicity and Adolescent Tobacco and Alcohol Use: Assessing Invariance.” Merrill Palmer Quarterly. 66(3): 278-307.
Jones, Adrian and Richard Adams. 2018. “Examining the Effects of Individual-Level and Neighborhood-Level Characteristics on the Variability of Substance Use Rates and Changes.” Journal of Drug Issues. 48(3): 337-355.
Jones, Adrian. 2017. “When in Rome: Testing the Moderating Influence of Neighborhood Composition on the Relationship between Self-Control and Juvenile Offending.” Crime and Delinquency. 63(7): 759-785.