Minorities and Women
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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 socially relevant policy recommendations, 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 listserv serves as a clearinghouse for information and an exchange of ideas among section members. On our website, members will find annual meeting information, members scholarship, the section blog, Equal Justice, the section newsletter, Minorities and Women Section Speaks, and information about the nomination process for our section awards ans student travel awards, and a searchable membership directory based areas of research expertise in an effort to foster research collaboration among our members. In addition, members receive a copy of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.  

To join the section, current ACJS members should contact manager@acjs.org; non-members of ACJS can join ACJS and the section online on the Membership page of the ACJS website.

To learn more about Minorities and Women Section, please visit our website at: www.acjs-mws.org.

Executive Board:

    Chair - Kimberly D. Dodson, University of Houston - Clear Lake
    Vice Chair - LeAnn N. Cabage, Iowa State University
    Secretary - Vacant
    Executive Counselor - Frances P. Bernat, Texas A&M International University
    Executive Counselor - Nishaun T. Battle, Virginia State University
    Executive Counselor - Schannae L. Lucas, California Lutheran University