My Research
In the past, my research, which is largely qualitative in nature, has fallen primarily within the realm of crime (broadly defined) and deviance. I have explored the process by which compulsive debtors come to perceive their behavior as problematic, examined the impact of the High Point Crime Initiative in deterring repeat drug offenders, and conducted breaching experiments studying norms surrounding gift-giving behavior between strangers and acquaintances.
More recently my research interests have focused on the impact corporatization and branding are having on institutions of higher education. I have also become fascinated with the use of visual media (film and photographs) for coloring perceptions of social issues. I am currently pursuing a Certificate in Documentary Arts through Duke University.

Publications (Refereed Articles, Review Essays, Technical Reports)

Hayes, Terrell. “Criminal Elites, Conservatives, and the War on the Academy: North Carolina and Beyond.” Sociation Today. 15, 1

2015Hayes, Terrell and Clara Simmons. “The Gift-Giver as Social Deviant: Recipient Perceptions of a Monetary Gift.” Deviant Behavior. 36, 10, 765-782.
Hayes, Terrell. “Offender Perceptions of Focused Deterrence: The High Point Model” Sociation Today. 12 (1)

2013Cugliari, Christina and Terrell Hayes. Board Member Retention: An Examination of Premature Exits in a Constituency Organized Nonprofit Board. Report prepared for the Executive Director and Board of Directors, Macedonia Family Center, High Point, NC.
2010Hayes, Terrell. “Labeling and the Adoption of a Deviant Status.” Deviant Behavior. 31, 3, 274-302.
2009Hayes, Terrell. Book Review. Albert Hunter and Carl Milofsky. 2007. “Pragmatic Liberalism: Constructing a Civil Society.” New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Community Development, 40, 1, pp. 98-99.
2007Hayes, Terrell. DVD review Sandra Dickson and Churchill Roberts. 2006. “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power.” California Newsreel. Teaching Sociology, 35, 3.
2007Hayes, Terrell. 2007. DVD review Carin Eison. 2006. “July ’64: The Long Hot Summer.”
California Newsreel. Teaching Sociology, 35, 2.
2006Hayes, Terrell, Kimberly James and Courtney Lambeth. An Assessment of the Daniel Brooks Initiative: Findings from the High Point Police Department Community Feedback Survey. Report prepared for the High Point Police Department.
2004Hayes, Terrell. The West End Community Needs Assessment. Report prepared for West End Ministries, High Point, NC
2002Hayes, Terrell. 2002. “Potential Obstacles to Worldview Transformation: Findings from Debtors Anonymous.” International Journal of Self Help & Self Care. 1, 4.
2000Hayes, Terrell. “Stigmatizing Indebtedness: Implications for Labeling Theory.” Symbolic Interaction, 23, 1.