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We would like to join Frances Heidensohn London School of Economics in announcing a very special event – the 60th Anniversary Issue of the British Journal of Sociology! http://www.bjsshapingsociology.com. Dr. Heidensohn’s 1968 article "The Deviance of Women” was chosen by the editors to appear in this edition. The article’s reprint will include new commentaries by herself and fellow DWC member JODY MILLER.
JOANNE BELKNAP was the winner of the 2009 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado system for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. The Gee Award is the only award in the CU system that specifically recognizes outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy. It carries with it a $1,000 prize, and the recipient will have an opportunity to present his/her scholarly work at a research symposium/award ceremony on February 26, 2010.
Congrats to SHARON REDHAWK LOVE, who will be moving to the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga at the end of the spring semester. All eyes should be upon the campus, as Sharon and Helen Eigenberg are sure to be raisin' hell together!
We would like to extend our congratulations to ROSALYN MURASKIN. She is currently finishing up the fifth edition of It's a Crime: Women and Justice for Prentice Hall. Rosalyn has also been elected to a three year term as Secretary to ACJS and won the Mentor of the Year award at ACJS at the end of February. Wow, Rosalyn!
Congrats to Nicole Rafter of Northeastern University; she will be teaching in Austria on a Fulbright fellowship during the spring 2010 semester.
We would like to thank ALLISON FOLEY, Assistant Professor at Augusta State University, for her service to the field – She was recently interviewed by Georgia Public Radio Station WACG in February about prison riots.
Please join us in congratulating DOROTHY MOSES SCHULZ on her new publications, "Women Special Agents in Charge: The First Generation," Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 32, no. 4, pp. 675-693 and "Becoming a Police Officer." New York: Learning Express as well as her position as keynote speaker at the Breaking the Boundaries, Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference.
We would like to join BECKY BLOCK and JACKIE CAMPBELL in announcing a session for the upcoming 2010 ASC conference dedicated to the remembrance of the late MARGO WILSON. Margo was with us from 1942 to Sept 24, 2009. With her husband and research partner Martin Daly, she studied the roots of homicide, such as jealousy, power and control in relationships, and the "Cinderella effect" (stepchildren). They wrote Homicide in 1988, and were great collaborators, publishing books and articles in evolutionary psychology and in violence. She was Professor of Psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a former editor-in-Chief and former president of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. She was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1988.
Becky and Jackie are looking for papers that build upon Margo and Martin’s many contributions to our understanding of violence. If you would like to participate in this session, email Becky at
Call for Papers: Literary Representations of the Murdering Woman
From Lizzie Borden to Aileen Wuornos, women have invoked celebrity status as murderers. In this edited anthology, literary representations of women who murder will be examined. Explorations of literature, plays, poetry, and film featuring women who murder will be the focus of this edited anthology. Centering on the fascination with women who murder in literature, the book will examine infanticide, serial murderers, women who murder their husbands, self defense, accidental murders, and first degree murder. Questions raised from this inquiry include:
What is unique about the murdering woman in literature?
Is she represented differently from the murdering man?
Is she represented as diverse in terms of her race? Why or why not?
How do gender stereotypes play into her representation?
Women who are convicted of murder actual serve longer prison sentences on average than men. Is there gender bias toward women who murder?
Do women authors treat women who murder differently than male authors?
How can studies of women who murder teach us more about, not only the role of women in society, but also the expectations of women? \What can we learn about patriarchy and sexism by examining these representations?
Scholars of Women’s Studies, Theatre, Sociology, English and Criminal Justice are potential contributors to this interdisciplinary anthology. A tentative list of chapters/sections is listed here:
Women Who Kill their Children
Murderers on Stage
The Poetic Murderer
Representations of Female Serial Killers
Killing for Love
Based on a True Story
Papers are invited that focus on the aforementioned issues. To propose an essay, please send a 500 word abstract of your chapter via email to Dr. Juli Parker, Affiliate Faculty, Women's Studies, at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, at
A special offer from Routledge Press!
As a member of the ASC we’re delighted to announce that you are entitled to an exclusive discount against Routledge Criminology books through our website.
All members receive a 20% discount off any of our criminology books published by simply quoting ASC04 at the shopping cart through www.routlege.com when prompted.
Highlights this month include Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology edited by Keith Hayward, Shadd Maruna and Jayne Mooney.
Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology brings the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories. The book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context. A rich mix of life-and-times detail and theoretical reflection is designed to generate further discussion on some of the key contributions that have shaped the field of criminology.
Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology is an accessible and informative guide that includes helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading. It is of value to all students of criminology as well as of interest to those in related disciplines, such as sociology and criminal justice.
Table of Contents
Cesare Beccaria; Howard Becker; Jeremy Bentham; Willem Bonger; John Braithwaite; Susan Brownmiller; Pat Carlen; Bill Chambliss; Meda Chesney-Lind; Nils Christie; Ron Clarke; Albert Cohen; Stan Cohen; Richard Cloward; Donald Cressey; Elliott Currie; W. E. B. DuBois; Emile Durkheim; David Farrington; Enrico Ferri; Michel Foucault; David Garland; Erving Goffman; Eleanor Glueck/the Gluecks; Stuart Hall; Frances Heidensohn; Travis Hirschi; Louk Hulsman; John Irwin; Peter Kropotkin; Ed Lemert; Cesare Lombroso; Joan McCord; Karl Marx; Thomas Mathiesen; David Matza; Robert Merton; Walter Miller; Rosa del Olmo; Robert Park; Adolphe de Quetelet; Robert Sampson; The Schwendingers; Thorstein Sellin; Clifford Shaw; Carol Smart; Edwin Sutherland; Gresham Sykes; James Q Wilson; Jock Young