Minorities and Women Section
Mission Statement: The Minorities and Women Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is the section for people who are interested in issues within criminal justice that are pertinent to underrepresented minorities and women. Our goal is to further the development of research, theory and teaching practices on issues relevant to minorities and women in criminal justice. The Minorities and Women Section is one of the vehicles for bringing life to the Academy's policy of diversity and inclusion.
Section News: We are seeking individuals interested in service to the section. The service can be in the form of service on the award committees, development of new scholarships to sponsorship of papers at the annual meetings, etc. We welcome new members who share our interests, vision and passion for serving the Academy.
Member Benefits: Our section website and e-mail list-serve serves as a clearinghouse for information and an exchange of ideas among section members.
To join the section, current ACJS members should contact email@example.com, non-members of ACJS can join ACJS and the section online or by printing the membership application, both are available on the Membership page of the ACJS website at http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_671_2920.cfm.
Coramae Richey Mann Leadership Award. To be considered for the highest honor of the Section, Coramae Richey Mann Leadership Award, a person must meet the following criteria: an active Member in good standing of the Section for at least 2 consecutive years prior to being recommended. Recipient must be a contributor to the ethnic and racial diversity in criminal justice education. The recipient must endeavor to advance critical thinking concerning women and must have made substantial contributions to the emerging body of knowledge about gender issues in criminology and criminal justice.
The Esther Madriz Student Travel Award. Two student awards designed to encourage the participation of undergraduate and master's level racial/ethnic minority and women students in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and will permit two students to attend and make presentations at the 2012 ACJS Annual Meeting. Each award will be a maximum of $600. Recipients shall be required to submit receipts to receive reimbursement for their expenses.
Evelyn Gilbert Unsong Hero Award. Recipient must be an active Member in good standing of the Section for at least 2 consecutive years prior to being recommended. Must be committed to ethnic and racial diversity in criminal justice education. The recipient must have made substantial contributions to the emerging body of knowledge about gender issues in criminology and criminal justice.
Becky Tatum Excellence Award. To be considered for the Becky Tatum Excellence Award, a person must be an active member in good standing of the Section. Recipient must be committed to be committed to conceptual or empirical contributions to the study of minorities as victims, professionals in criminal justice, or offenders
- Chair - Robert L. Bing, University of Texas at Arlington
- Vice Chair - Tracy L. Andrus, Wiley College
- Secretary - Kimberly Dodson, Western Illinois University
- Executive Counselor - Camille Gibson, Prairie View A&M University
- Executive Counselor - Cathryn Lavery, Iona College
- Executive Counselor - George Higgins, University of Louisville