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Robin D. Perrin

Professor of Sociology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
AC 234

Biography

Robin Perrin, professor of sociology, received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was assistant professor of sociology at Seattle Pacific University for three years before returning to teach at his alma mater, Pepperdine University, in 1992. Perrin's research interests and publications are in the areas of intimate violence and child maltreatment, deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and the sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of four books; Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with David Ward and Tim Carter, Allyn and Bacon, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage Publications, 1999, 2007), Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with Ola Barnett and Cindy Miller-Perrin, Sage Publications, 1997, 2005, 2011), and Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships (with Cindy Miller-Perrin and Claire M. Renzetti). He is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics including family violence, deviance theory, and the sociology of religion. Professor Perrin teaches Introduction to Sociology, Introductory Statistics, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, and Sociology of Religion. He is the recipient of Pepperdine's Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence (2004). Professor Perrin enjoys many activities, including traveling, camping and backpacking, fly fishing, sailing, and golf. He lives on the Pepperdine campus with his wife Cindy Miller-Perrin, also a Pepperdine faculty member.

Education

  • BA, Pepperdine University, 1981
  • PhD, Washington State University, 1989

Books:

  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy, Robin D. Perrin, and Claire Renzetti. (2018). Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy and Robin D. Perrin. (2013). Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (3rd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Barnett, Ola, Cindy Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin. (2011). Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction (3rd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy and Robin D. Perrin. (2007). Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Barnett, Ola, Cindy Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin. (2005). Family Violence: Across the Lifespan: An Introduction (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, Cindy and Robin D. Perrin. (1999). Child Maltreatment: An Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Barnett, Ola, Cindy Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin. (1997). Family Violence: Across the Lifespan: An Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Ward, David A., Timothy J. Carter, and Robin D. Perrin. (1994). Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding. Needham, Mass: Allyn and Bacon.

Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • Miller-Perrin, C., & Perrin, R. (2017). Changing attitudes about spanking among conservative Christians using interventions that focus on empirical research and alternative biblical interpretations. Child Abuse & Neglect, 71, 69-79.
  • Perrin, R., Miller-Perrin, C., & Song, J. (2017). Changing attitudes about spanking using alternative biblical interpretations. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • 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. 26, 3033-3049.
  • 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. 37, 215-230.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perrin, Robin D. and Armand L. Mauss. (1993). "Strictly Speaking...:Kelley's Quandary and the Vineyard Christian Fellowship." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 32, 125-135.
  • Mauss, Armand L. and Robin D. Perrin. (1992). "Saints and Seriousness: A Reply to Bibby and Brinkerhoff." Review of Religious Research. 34, 176-178.
  • Perrin, Robin D. and Armand L. Mauss. (1991). "Saints and Seekers: Sources of Recruitment to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship." Review of Religious Research. 33, 97-111.
  • Perrin, Robin D. (1989). "American Religion in the Post-Aquarian Age: Cultural and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 28, 75-89.

Articles in Edited Volumes:

  • Perrin, R. D. (2015). "Cognitive Deviance: Unconventional Beliefs," In Charles Wellford (Ed.) Handbook on Deviance. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Perrin, R. D. (2014). "Religious Deviance." In M. Dellwing, J. A. Kotarba, and N. W. Pino (Eds.), The Death and Resurrection of Deviance: Current Research and Ideas. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Publishers Ltd.
  • Barnett, O. W., Miller-Perrin, C. L., & Perrin, R. D. (2011). Abuse of elders. In S. J. Ferguson (Ed.), Shifting the center: Understanding contemporary families (fourth edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Perrin, Robin D. (2008). "When Religion Becomes Deviance: Introducing Religion in Deviance and Social Problems Courses." Pp. 53-65 in Teaching and Learning about Deviance: A Resource Guide, eds. Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan. American Sociological Association.
  • Perrin, Robin. (2008). "Moral Panics." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (p. 456). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, Robin. (2008). "Uniform Crime Reports." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (p. 721). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, C., & Perrin, R. (2008). "Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (pp. 7-8). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, C., & Perrin, R. (2008). "Child Protective Services." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (pp. 117-119). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miller-Perrin, C., & Perrin, R. (2008). "Mandatory reporting laws of child maltreatment." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (pp. 427-429). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, R., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2008). "Family preservation and reunification programs." In C. Renzetti and J. Edleson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (pp. 240-242). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Perrin, Robin. (2007). "Deviant Beliefs/Cognitive Deviance", in G. Ritzer (Ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol III (pp. 1140-1142). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Perrin, Robin D. and Armand L. Mauss. (1990). "The Great Protestant Puzzle: Retreat, Renewal, or Reshuffle." Pp. 153-166 in In Gods We Trust: New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America, edited by Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.
  • 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.

Topics

  • Intimate Violence, Child Maltreatment
  • Deviance Theory
  • The Social Construction of Social Problems
  • Sociology of Religion

Courses

  • (Soc 200) Introduction to Sociology
  • (Soc 250) Introductory Statistics
  • (Soc 421) Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • (Soc 426) Sociology of Religion
  • (Soc 497) Senior Seminar