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Professor Rosemary Barberet Wins Tandem Awards for Her Book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry

Professor of Sociology Rosemary Barberet’s new book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Book Award by the American Society Criminology’s Division of International Criminology.   The book has also been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Book Award of the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  Barberet will receive her awards at the American Society of Criminology conference in San Francisco in November, and at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Orlando in March.

"I am honored to receive these awards which I hope will draw even more attention to this important field of study.  I hope my book opens the way for a global criminological discussion of women, crime and criminal justice,” said Barberet. Her book focuses on the role of women as offenders, victims and justice professionals and examines global forces that shape women and crime.

Barberet, director of the Master of Arts Degree Program in International Crime & Justice at John Jay, was also recently selected as the new editor for the Division of Women and Crime’s journal, Feminist Criminology. The journal is dedicated to research related to women, girls, and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology.  This summer, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, in Yokohama, Japan.  As a multilingual scholar who has worked in both Europe and the United States, she has consistently supported the internationalization of criminology and sociology.