Rick Trinkner

Rick Trinkner
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

Rick Trinkner has a doctorate in social psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Broadly speaking, his research seeks to understand why people follow rules and defer to authority and how regulatory agencies can best foster support from those they serve. Much of this work focuses on how people, particularly young adults, are socialized into rule-based institutions and how this process shapes their views on the legitimacy of authority, their acquisition of legal values and attitudes, and their engagement in behavior governed by formal codes of conduct.   

Trinkner is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. 

Education

Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Legal socialization
  • Policing
  • Procedural justice
  • Legitimacy
  • Authority
  • Group dynamics

Publications

  • Rick Trinkner; Tom R. Tyler. Legal Socialization: Consent vs. Coercion in an Era of Mistrust. Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2016).

Courses

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 309Criminology
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
CRJ 606Adv Topics-Theoretical Crimin
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 225Introduction to Criminology
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 225Introduction to Criminology

Expertise Areas