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Professor Staci Stroble Wins Prestigious Radzinowicz Memorial


May 6, 2010, New York, NY – Staci Strobl, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was recently awarded the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize by The British Journal of Criminology (BJC) for her article titled “Policing Housemaids: The Criminalization of Domestic Workers in Bahrain”, (March 2009). The prize is awarded annually for the BJC article, in the opinion of the editors, that most contributes to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology.

“We congratulate Professor Strobl on this great honor. The Radzinowicz Prize resonates throughout the criminology academic community and highlights John Jay College’s international reach,” said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Describing Professor Strobl’s work, the judges noted, “An excellent article which contributes knowledge of the policing of immigrant female workers (thus touching on race, class and gender relationships) and is both methodologically resourceful and well-theorised.”

Professor Staci Strobl previously won the Richard J. Terrill Paper of the Year Award for her 2008 article in International Criminal Justice Review entitled "The Women's Police Directorate in Bahrain: An Ethnographic Exploration of Gender, Segregation and the Likelihood of Future Integration."  She was the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Fulbright grant to Bahrain in 2005 and is a graduate of the doctoral program in Criminal Justice at the City University of New York's Graduate Center.  She completed her Masters in Criminal Justice at John Jay College and has a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a U.S. Probation Officer and crime journalist.

The British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, BJC contains a substantial book review section.

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