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Robin D. Perrin
Professor of Sociology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 234
Phone: (310) 506-4885
Fax: (310) 506-7271
E-mail: robin.perrin@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University, 1989
  • M.A., Sociology, Washington State University, 1986
  • B.A., Sociology, Pepperdine University, 1981
Courses:
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Senior Seminar
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Member: Association for the Sociology of Religion, Religious Research Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, 2004.
  • Assistant Editor. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. June 1988 - December 1989.
Academic Interests:
  • Deviance Theory
  • Family Violence
  • Religion as Deviance
  • Sociology of Religion
Selected Works:
  • Perrin, R. D. & Miller-Perrin, C. L. (2011) Interpersonal Violence as Social Construction: The Potentially Undermining Role of Claims-Making and Advocacy Statistics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Barnett, Ola, Cindy Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin. (2011). Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction (3rd Edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, R. D., & Miller-Perrin, C.L. (2010). "Response to Dr. Ian Hassall." International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect. 34, 82-83.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy, Perrin, R.D., & Miller, J.L. (2009). Parental Physical and Psychological Aggression: Psychiatric Outcomes in Young Adults. International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect. 33, 1-11.
  • Perrin, Robin D. 2008. What Makes a Church Strong? Rewards, Rational Choice, and the Potentially Undermining Effects of Reward Structures at Church-Affiliated Colleges and Universities. Christian Scholars Review. 35, 217-232.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy and Robin D. Perrin. 2007. Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (2nd edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Barnett, Ola, Cindy Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin. 2005. Family Violence: An Introduction (2nd edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, Robin D. 2001. "When Religion Becomes Deviance: Introducing Religion in Deviance and Social Problems Courses." Teaching Sociology. 29, 134-152.
  • Perrin, Robin D. 2000. "Religiosity and Honesty: Continuing the Search for the Consequential Dimension." Review of Religious Research. 41, 534-544.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy and Robin D. Perrin. 1999. Child Maltreatment: An Introduction. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, Robin D., Paul Kennedy, and Don Miller. 1997. "Examining the Sources of Conservative Church Growth: Where are the New Evangelical Movements Getting their Numbers?" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 36, 71-80.
  • Ward, David A., Timothy J. Carter, and Robin D. Perrin. 1994. Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding. Needham, Mass: Allyn and Bacon.
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