Associate Professor of Sociology , Law and Society
Ph.D. 1989 (Sociology), Indiana University; M.A. 1981 (Sociology), Emory University; B.A. 1972 (Sociology), University of North Carolina.
Puck Building, Room 4145, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
Areas of Research/Interest:
Law and society; human rights; gender and law; legal profession; criminology; criminal courts; violence; Central Europe.
Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative court data on "spousal violence" and "violence against children"; Editing a book on the social organization of criminal courts; Project on race, class and gender differences in resisting violence.
Affiliated with other departments or programs:
Affiliated with the Institute for Law and Society
American Sociological Association, Trustee, Law and Society Association, American Society of Criminology.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar (University of Vienna); Robert Presley Lecture (University of California at Riverside); Board of Trustee (Law and Society Association); Teaching Medal Nominee (New York University).
Articles:"The Organizational Context of Criminal Sentencing" American Journal of
Sociology Vol. 100 (Number 5): 1157-1198
"The Nexus of Sex, Spousal Violence and the State" Law and Society Review
Vol. 29 (Number 2): 359-376
"Stratification in the Legal Profession: Sex, Sector and Salary" (with Carroll
Seron) Law and Society Review Vol. 29 (Number 3): 381-412
"Sex Symmetry in Psychiatric Diagnosis" (with Cynthia Gordon and Tasnim
Khomusi) Social Problems Vol. 42 (Number 3): 429-448
"Guns and the Southern Subculture of Violence" (with Alan Lizotte) American
Journal of Sociology Vol. 93 (Number 2): 383-405.