Jericho McElroy

Contact Information

461 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae



  • M.S. in Applied Sociology – Criminal Justice, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2016
  • B.A. in Sociology, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2014
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2014

Research Interests

  • Crime, Law, Deviance, and Delinquency
  • Social Control
  • Firearms
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Prisons Proliferation
  • Inequality and Social Stratification
  • Sociological and Criminological Theory
  • Green and Critical Criminology

Recent Publications

  • McElroy, Jericho R., and Jonathan S. Coley. 2021. “Gun-free Zones? Political Opportunities, Resource Mobilization, and Shooting Sports Organizations at U.S. Colleges and Universities.” Sociological Inquiry, 91(2), 398-425. doi: 10.1111/soin.12402
  • Leόn-Corwin, Maggie, Jericho R. McElroy, Michelle L. Estes, Jon Lewis, and Michael A. Long. 2020. “Polluting our Prisons? An Examination of Oklahoma Prison Locations and Toxic Releases, 2011-2017.” Punishment & Society, 22(4), 413-438. doi: 10.1177/1462474519899949


I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Oklahoma State University. I joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2017. My specialty areas are criminology and deviance and social inequality and stratification. My research interests include social, economic, and political dynamics of firearm legislation, as well as inequality in the criminal justice system. I serve as the Managing Editor for The Sociological Quarterly, the journal of the Midwest Sociological Society. I also currently occupy the graduate student position on the OSU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and serve as the Vice President for OSU’s Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) chapter.