Kevin D. Breault
Professor Dr. Breault
Ph.D., 1986
University of Chicago
B.A., 1979
Reed College


Office: TODD 336
Phone: (615)898-2696
Email: Kevin.Breault@mtsu.edu
Webpage

Areas of interest:
Deviance and Social Disorganization,
Social Factors in Morbidity and
Mortality, Suicide, Homicide and
Violent Crime, Theory, Research
Methods, Religion

Office Hours: 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:00-9:00am and 10:00-11:00am


Spring 2014 Class Schedule:

 SOC 4540  Juvenile Delinquency 9:10-10:05am, MWF Peck Hall 300
 SOC 4550  Sociology of Religion TBA Distance Learning
 SOC 4300  Criminology TBA Distance Learning
       



Publications

Breault, K.D.
with A. Kposowa.  2009. "Motor Vehicle Deaths among Men: Marital Status, Gender and Social Integration," International Journal of Men's Health, 8, 2, 129-142.

Breault, K.D. with L. Hampton and D. Brown.  2009 (In Press). "Replicating Suicide in America:Durkheim's 1897 Theory," in G. Carter (ed.), Empirical Approaches to Sociology, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Breault, K.D.
with A Kposowa and J. McElvain.  2008. "Immigration and Suicide: The Role of Marital Status, Duration of Residence, and Social Integration,"; Archives of Suicide Research, 12, 1, 82-92.

Breault, K.D. with L. Farney and R. Aday.  2006. "Age Preference and 'How Old is Too Old' for Selected Service Providers and Young, Middle-aged and Older Adults," Journal of Educational Gerontology.

Breault, K.D. with A. Kposowa.  2005. "Race, Ethnicity and the Risk of Homicide Victimization in the United States: Results from the NHIS-MCD," Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 3, 21-46.

Breault, K.D. with C. Trail.  2005. "Teen Pregnancy, Substance Abuse, and Violent Criminality," in C.L. Frisby & Reynolds, C. (eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology, New York: Wiley.

Breault, K.D. with D. Brown.  2003. "Suicide in America: Durkheim's Enduring Ecological Correlation," in Carter, G. (ed.), Empirical Approaches to Sociology, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Breault, K.D. with T. Terrell.  2001. Book review of American Catholics: Gender Generation, and Commitment by William V. Dantonio, James D. Davidson, Dean Hoge & Katherine Meyer (eds.), AltaMira Press, Adelphi.edu/ci/REVIEWS.

Breault, K.D.  2001. "Durkheim's Theory of Suicide," in Faupel, C. (ed.), Self-Destructive Behavior and Disvalued Identity, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, (Bryant, C.D. ed.), Vol. 4, London: Taylor & Francis.

Breault, K.D. with L. Thuman.  2001. "Femicide," in Luckenbill, D. and Peck, D. I. (eds.), Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, Vol 2, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (Bryant, C.D., ed.), London: Taylor & Francis.

Breault, K.D. with K. Smith.  2001. "Minorities and Crime," in Luckenbill, D. and Peck, D.I. (eds) Drime and Juvenile Delinquency , Vol. 2, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (Bryant, C.D., ed), London: Taylor & Francis.

Breault, K.D. with K. Smith.  2001. "The Temporal Nature of Crime," in Luckenbill, D. and Peck, D.I. (eds.), Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, Vol. 2, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (Bryant, C.D., ed.), London: Taylor & Francis.

Breault, K.D. with A. Pennington.  2000. Book review of Religion and the New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations, by Helen R. Ebaugh & Janet Saltzman (eds), AltaMira Press, Adelphi.edu/ci/REVIEWS.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa.  2000. "Social Integration and Marital Status: A Multivariate Individual-Level Study of 30,157 Suicides," in W.S.F. Pickering & G. Walford (eds), Durkheim's Suicide: A Century of Research and Debate, London, Routledge.

Breault, K.D.  1999. Book Review of "This Rash Act": Suicide Across the Life Cycle in the Victorian City, by Victor Bailey, Stanford University Press, American Journal of Sociology, 105,1, 243-44.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposawa. 1998. "Temporal Factors and Homicide in the United States," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 13, 5, 590-604.

Breault, K.D.  1998. "Suicide in America: A Test of Durkheim's Theory of Religious and Family Integration, 1933-1980," in G. Carter (ed.), Empirical Approaches to Sociology, New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Breault, K.D. with K. Rudder. 1998. Dickson, Humphreys & Montgomery County: A Comparative Educational Needs Assessment, Dickson: G.H. Weems Educational Fund.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa. 1996. "The Effects of Marital Status on Adult Female Homicides in the United States," Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 13, 217-230.

Breault, K.D. with J.M. McClusky and P.H. Stoddard. 1996. Fair Housing Impediment Study for Clarksville/Montgomery County, Tennessee, Clarksville: Austin Peay State University.

Breault, K.D. with J.M McClusky and P.H. Stoddard. 1995. "Assessing the Human Service Needs of Montgomery County: A Comparative Statistical Portrait," Clarksville: Community Outreach Partnership Center of Austin Peay State University.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa and G. Singh. 1995. "White Male Suicide in the United States: A Multivariate Individual Level Analysis," Social Forces, 74, 1, 315-325.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa and B.B. Harrison. 1995. "Reassessing the Structural Covariates of Violent and Property Crime: A County Level Study," British Journal of Sociology, 46, 79-105.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa and G. Singh. 1994. "The Effects of Marital Status and Social Isolation on Adult Male Homicides in the United States: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study," Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 10, 3, 277-289.

Breault, K.D.  1994. "Was Durkheim Right?: A Critical Survey of the Empirical Literature on Le Suicide," in David Lester (ed.), Emile Durkheim, Le Suicide: One Hundred Years Later, Philadelphia: The Charles Press.

Breault, K.D.  1994. Book Review of Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community, by Kevin E. Early, Greenwood Press, Contemporary Sociology, 23, 421-22

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa. 1993. "Reassessing the Structural Covariates of U.S. Homicide Rates: A County Level Study," Sociological Focus, 26, 27-46.

Breault, K.D.  1989. "New Evidence on Religious Pluralism, Urbanism and Religious Participation," American Sociological Review, 54, 1048-53.

Breault, K.D.  1989. "A Reexamination of the Relationship Between Religious Diversity and Religious Adherence," American Sociological Review, 54, 1056-59.

Breault, K.D.  1988. "Beyond the Quick and Dirty: Problems Associated with Analyses Based on Small Samples of Large Ecological Aggregates," American Journal of Sociology, 93, 1479-86.

Breault, K.D.  1988. Book Review of Anomie: History and Meanings, by Mark Orru, Princeton University Press, Contemporary Sociology, 17, 716-17.

Breault, K.D.  1988. Book Review of Suicide as a Learned Behavior, by David Lester, Charles C. Thomas Press, Contemporary Sociology, 17, 366.

Breault, K.D. with A.J. Kposowa. 1987. "Explaining Divorce in the United States: A Study of 3,111 Counties, 1980," Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49, 549-58.

Breault, K.D.  1986. Four Hundred Years of Social Thought: Selected Publications, A Compilation of Significant Social Science Publications, 1516-1930, Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati Monograph.

Breault, K.D.  1986. "Suicide in America: A Test of Durkheim's Theory of Religious and Family Integration, 1933-1980," American Journal of Sociology, 92, 3, 628-56.

Breault, K.D.  1983. "Psychophysical Measurement and the Validity of the Modern Economic Approach: A Presentation of Methods and Preliminary Experiments," Social Science Research, 12, 187-203.

Breault, K.D. with K. Barkley. 1983. "Durkheim Scholarship and Suicideology: Different Approaches to the History of Social Thought and Different Interpretations of Suicide," Sociological Quarterly, 24, 629-36.

Breault, K.D. with K. Barkley. 1982. "A Comparative Analysis of Durkheim's Theory of Egoistic Suicide," Sociological Quarterly, 23, 321-31.

Breault, K.D.  1981. "The Modern Psychophysical Measurement of Marginal Utility: A Return to Introspective Cardinality?" Social Science Quarterly, 62, 672-85.