Collins’ Book on Crime Against Women Published

Collins’ Book on Crime Against Women Published

Dr. Victoria Collins, Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies has written a book that,according to the Taylor & Francis Group, a publisher of books and academic journals,“contributes to the established literature on women, gender and crime and the growing research on state crime.”

State Crime, Women and Gender examines state-perpetrated violence against women in all its various forms. Drawing on case studies from around the world, patterns of state-perpetrated violence are examined as it relates to women’s victimization, their role as perpetrators, resistors of state violence, as well as their engagement as professionals in the international criminal justice system. 

Victoria Ellen Collins recently completed her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University. Her dissertation research examined the processes involved in creating, implementing, and enforcing policy on maritime piracy in Somalia. Dr. Collins received a LL.B. before leaving England for the United States, where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.A. in Applied Sociology at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Collins’ research and teaching interests include state perpetrated violence, victimology, white collar crime, transnational crime, and violence against women. Some of her recent publications have appeared in journals such as International Criminal Law Review, Critical Criminology, Contemporary Justice Review, and The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

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Published on August 19, 2015