Below is the collected news from a variety of DWC members, showing what an amazing organization we have! Please keep sending updates to
Tara N. Richards
Meredith Worthen, University of Oklahoma, and Jessica Hodge, University of Missouri-Kansas City, have created a group to start a conversation about reducing waste at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings. We welcome ideas to reach our goals so please join the conversation. Ultimately, we hope to create a proposal to send to the ASC Executive Offices.
Understanding that this is a big task, we would like to solicit survey feedback from you to help with this task. The survey should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. All surveys are confidential, unless you choose to provide your email address so that you can be contacted in the future.
LINK TO SURVEY: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RTG5Q5K
If you have any questions about this survey or this project, please email either Meredith Worthen or Jessica Hodge. Meredith can be reached at
and Jessica can be reached at
. You can also consider joining their Facebook group "Recycling is NOT a Crime at ASC" http://www.facebook.com/groups/282389931798220/
Thank you Jessica and Meredith for this important work!
Natalie Sokoloff is doing lots in retirement (who ever heard of retirement?)!
She is co-facilitating a support group for women in mid-life who attend a health clinic and wellness center for people with no health insurance in Baltimore – she is really looking forward to the next 3 months with this group. Natalie is also working on a paper on structural barriers to higher education for women and men coming out of prison in Maryland. She hopes to have a paper available by ASC 2012. She also continues to work on the Boards of two different organizations in Baltimore: one working with women in prison and another for women who are released from prison. Go Natalie, go!
Rosllyn Muraskin was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Partnership to Advance Women (P. A. W. L.) where she will be in charge of education issues. She is also Director of Long Island Women`s Institute for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (L. I. U. Post), an organization that works with all women`s groups on Long Island.
Emily Lenning of Fayetteville State University, was awarded the 2012 Margaret Lang Willis Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator Award by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association. Congratulations, Emily!
Walter DeKeseredy was recently appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.
Tara Richards recently accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the School of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. She has also just completed her Ph.D.
Kathryn Branch and Tammy Garland have both received great news. Kayte recently received tenure and promotion at the University of Tampa while Tammy received tenure and promotion at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Congrats to you both on your success!
DWC Executive Board member Kate Luther gave birth to her first child, son Nathaniel (10 lbs. 15 oz) on February 15th. Congratulations to you Kate! (Editor's Note: she emailed me four days later about a DWC matter...now THAT'S dedication!)
We also have several new publications by DWC members:
Kim Cook and Saundra Westervelt have written a new book that examines the post-release experiences of 18 death row exonerees across the nation. The book is entitled Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity and will be available this summer from Rutgers University Press.
Tiffany Jensen recently published her dissertation Soldier Rape, Our Own Worst Enemy: The Effects of Deployment, Sex Ratios, and Military Branch on the Sexual Assault of Active Duty Women in the US Military with Saarbrücken, Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing. It is available at http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Rape-Assaults-Military-Deployment/dp/3846521469/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328717117&sr=1-11
Kristi Holsinger just had the following book published by Ashgate, Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education. Information is available at http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781409424659&lang=cy-GB
Walter DeKeseredy and several of his colleagues have the following recent (and forthcoming) publications. Congrats, Walter et al!
Rennison, C.M., DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (in press). "Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce and Rape/Sexual Assault: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey." Feminist Criminology.
Rennison, C.M., DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (in press). "Intimate Relationship Status Variations in Violence Against Women: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Differences." Violence Against Women.
Dragiewicz, M., & DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). "Claims About Women's Use of Non-Fatal Force in Intimate Relationships: A Contextual Review of the Canadian Research." Violence Against Women.
DeKeseredy, W.S., & Dragiewicz, M. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Critical Criminology. London: Routledge.
DeKeseredy, W.S., & Donnermeyer, J.F. (in press). "Thinking Critically About Rural Crime: Toward the Development of a New Left Realist Perspective." In S. Winlow & R. Atkinson (Eds.), New Directions in Crime and Deviance: Papers From the York Deviancy Conference. London: Routledge.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). "The Myth that 'Criminals' are Fundamentally Different From 'Noncriminals.'" In R.M. Bohm and J. T. Walker (Eds.), Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice. New York: Oxford University Press.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). "Understanding Woman Abuse in Canada: Past, Present and Future." In C. Karrington (Ed.), Crime, Justice, and Social Justice Conference Proceedings. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). "Patriarchy. Com: Adult Internet Pornography and the Abuse of Women." In C.M. Renzetti & R. Kennedy Bergen (Eds.), Understanding Diversity: Celebrating Difference, Challenging Inequality. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (in press). "The Current Condition of Criminological Theory in North America." In S. Hall & S. Winlow (Eds.), New Directions in Criminological Theory. London: Routledge.
DeKeseredy, W.S., & Schwartz, M.D. (2012). "Left Realism." In W.S. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Criminology (pp. 105-116). London: Routledge.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (2012). "History of Critical Criminology in Canada." In W.S. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Criminology (pp. 61-69). London: Routledge.
Dragiewicz, M., & DeKeseredy, W.S. (2012). "Confronting campus sexual assault." In W.S. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Criminology (pp. 454-464). London: Routledge.
DeKeseredy, W.S. (2012). "Ending Woman Abuse on Canadian University and Community College Campuses: The Role of Feminist Men." In J.A. Laker (Ed.), Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: An Interdisciplinary Reader (pp. 69-89). Toronto: Oxford University Press.