Ray Liedka

On April 1, 2016, Raymond, beloved brother of Gelene Liedka-Doolittle and Robert (Terri) Liedka, lost his brave battle with cancer. Raymond was born January 21, 1958 in Syracuse, NY.  He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy and LeMoyne College and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.  Raymond was a Special Instructor of Sociology at Oakland University in Michigan bringing his love of statistics to future generations. He was a supporter of public radio and an organ donor being registered with the Michigan Eye Bank.  Raymond was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Rochester Hills. Donations in memory of Raymond may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Michigan Animal Rescue League.

Selected Publications

Roberts, Aki, John M. Roberts, and Raymond V. Liedka. (2012). Elements of terrorism preparedness in local police agencies, 2003-2007. Crime & Delinquency, 58(5), 720-747.

Liedka, Raymond V., Anne Morrison Piehl, and Bert Useem. (2006). The crime-control effect of incarceration: Does scale matter? Criminology & Public Policy, 5(2), 245-276.

Useem, Bert, Anne Morrison Piehl, and Raymond V. Liedka. (2003). Popular support for the prison build up. Punishment & Society, 5(1), 5-32.

Courses Taught

SOC 202 Research Methods
SOC 203 Social Statistics with Computer Applications
SOC/CRJ 324 Corrective & Rehabilitative Institutions