Hello Fellow DWC Members,
Below is the collected news from a variety of DWC members, showing what an amazing organization we have! Please keep sending updates to
REMINDER: ASC DEADLINE!
The deadline for ASC paper submissions has already passed, but there is still time to get involved! The deadline for posters and roundtables is Friday May 15th, 2009, 5:00 p.m. PST. Interested in putting together a roundtable? Email the DWC listserv at
REMINDER: STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION!
The Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology invites submissions for the Student Paper Competition. The winners will be recognized during the DWC banquet at the annual conference and awarded cash prizes of $500.00 to the winner of the graduate competition and $250 to the winner of the undergraduate competition. In cases in which there are multiple authors, the award will be divided among the recipients.
Deadline: Papers should be RECEIVED by the committee chair by August 31st, 2009
Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or who has graduated within the past three months is eligible. Note, any co-authors must also be students, that is, no faculty co-authors are permitted. To document eligibility, every author/ co-author must submit proof of student status. This eligibility proof may be in the form of a letter from your department chair or an unofficial transcript.
Paper Specifications: Papers should be of professional quality and must be about, or related to, feminist scholarship, gender issues, or women as offenders, victims or criminal justice professionals. Papers must be no longer than 35 pages including all references, notes, and tables; utilize an acceptable referencing format such as APA; be type-written and double-spaced; and include an abstract of 100 words or less.
Papers may not be published, accepted, or under review for publication at the time of submission.
Submission: One electronic copy using MSWord must be received by the co-chair of the committee by the stated deadline (please do not send a PDF file). In the reference line, identify whether this is to be considered for the graduate or undergraduate competition. Please refrain from using identifying (e.g., last name) headers/ footers, as the papers will be blind-reviewed.
Judging: The Awards Committee will evaluate the papers based on: Content is relevant to feminist scholarship; Makes a contribution to the knowledge base; Accurately identifies any limitations; Analytical plan well developed; Clarity/organization of paper is well developed.
Notification: All entrants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than September 25th, 2009. While this does allow some time for the winners to make arrangements to attend the conference, it is recommended that the students initiate these plans earlier since the conference hotels can fill.
Co-Chairs of Committee:
Email all submissions to:
Gwen Hunnicutt, PhD │Department of Sociology │ University of North Carolina at Greensboro
phone (336)334-3698 │
Please send all other correspondence to:
Jennifer L. Hartman, Ph.D. │ Department of Criminal Justice │University of North Carolina at Charlotte │
phone: (704) 687-6162 │
REMINDER: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON ETHNOGRAPHY
American Society of Criminology, Annual Meeting 2009
"Ethnography as Method and Sensibility"
University of Kent, UK and Texas Christian University, USA
This workshop will consider various practical, political, moral, and professional issues in undertaking criminological ethnography, an approach traditionally understood in terms of long-term, in-depth research inside a particular group, organization, or social setting. In addition, the workshop will explore newer and alternative forms of ethnography, including auto-ethnography, instant ethnography, liquid ethnography, and visual ethnography. Significantly, these new and emerging styles of ethnography begin to blur the boundaries between ethnography as qualitative research method and ethnography as existential orientation and everyday sensibility. This development of a wider ethnographic sensibility helps to situate ethnography within the contemporary circumstances of crime and criminal justice. It also usefully opens up the ethnographic imagination and the techniques of ethnographic inquiry to those unable or unwilling to undertake more traditional, long-term ethnographic research.
The DWC would like to congratulate the newly minted Ph.D., DR. ALLISON FOLEY. Allison just completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. She is now an assistant professor at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA.
DR. HILLARY POTTER would like to announce her new book,Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse, 2008, New York University Press.
DR. JO-ANN DELLA GIUSTINA has lots of exciting news! She has just been named the Coordinator of the Bridgewater State College Criminal Justice Department's Graduate program and she has been named Director of the CJ Department’s newly created Prison and Jail Initiative. In addition, Jo-Ann has two new publications:
- "Woman Battering: Community Responsibility, Community Justice.” Contemporary Justice Review (December, 2008)
- "Innovative Community Approach to Ending Domestic Violence," in R. Deosaran (Ed.), Crime, Delinquency and Justice: A Caribbean Reader, Ian Randle Publishers.
DR. KRISTY HOLTFRETER wishes to announce two forthcoming articles:
- Beaver, Kevin, and Kristy Holtfreter. (2009). Biosocial Influences on Fraudulent Behaviors. Journal of Genetic Psychology
- Reisig, Michael D., Travis C. Pratt, and Kristy Holtfreter. (2009). Perceived Risk of Internet Theft Victimization: Examining the Effects of Social Vulnerability and Impulsivity. Criminal Justice and Behavior.
We would also like to congratulate DR. ROSLYN MURASKIN on the second edition of her book, Key Correctional Issues (2010), published by Prentice Hall.