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.  

Membership: To join the section, current ACJS members should send a request to the National Office at manager@acjs.org to receive an invoice, which you can pay by check or credit card; Non-members first join ACJS by clicking here and add the Minorities and Women Section as an option before you check-out and pay.

Section Dues: $35 per year; $10 per year for Student members.

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

Executive Board:

Chair: Ms. LeAnn Cabage, Kennesaw State University - lcabage@kennesaw.edu

Vice-Chair: Dr. Catherine (Katie) Kaukinen, University of Central Florida - catherine.kaukinen@ucf.edu

Dr. Heather Alaniz,Texas A&M International University

Executive Counselors:

Dr. Kimberly D. Dodson, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Dr. Lindsay Kahle Semprevivo, West Virginia University

Dr. Amie R. Scheidegger, York College of Pennsylvania