Wade Clark Mackey

Male, Person

1946 –


Who is Wade Clark Mackey?

As the author of Fathering Behaviors, Plenum, 1985 and The American father, Plenum, 1996, W. C. Mackey is a social scientist who has researched topics in anthropology, criminal justice and criminology, psychology, and sociology in his academic and professional career. He also co-authored the 2000 book Gender Roles, Traditions and Generations to Come: The Collision of Competing Interests and the Feminist Paradox with Nancy S. Coney for Nova Science Publishing. He has written on the relationship of gender on parental interaction.

One of his widely cited criminal justice articles is "Police Violence as a Function of Community Characteristics," which appeared in Criminology in 1977. He revisited the topic in 2009 with Dr. Vance McLaughlin in an article in Criminal Justice Studies, “Police-Caused Homicides in the U.S. as a Function of Community Characteristics: Revisiting a Set of Relationships from a Previous Generation.” In both studies he and his colleagues demonstrated strong correlations between police decision-making in deadly-force situations and features of the communities the police served.

His article, “Violent Crime and the Loss of Fathers: Beyond the Long Arm,” was included in a collection prepared by anthropologist Myrdene Anderson, The Cultural Shaping of Violence, Purdue University Press, 2004.

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on July 23, 2013


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