Barbara Bloom

Barbara Bloom

Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


Biographical Sketch



Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies at Sonoma State University. Her research and policy interests include women and girls under criminal justice supervision and gender-responsive interventions and services. Among her publications are several state and national studies: Modeling Gender-Specific Services in Juvenile Justice: Policy and Program Recommendations (co-authored with Barbara Owen), Why Punish the Children? A Reappraisal of the Children of Incarcerated Mothers in America (co-authored with David Steinhart), and a National Institute of Corrections sponsored study, Female Offenders in the Community: An Analysis of Innovative Strategies and Programs (co-authored with James Austin and Trish Donahue). Her most recent publications include Gendered Justice: Addressing Female Offenders and Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders (co-authored with Barbara Owen and Stephanie Covington).

Dr. Bloom received an MSW from San Francisco State University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside in 1996. She is a past President of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) and a recipient of the 2003 WSC Fellow Award for important contributions to the field of Criminology. She is a recipient (along with Barbara Owen and Stephanie Covington) of the American Probation and Parole Association 2003 University of Cincinnati Award for the publication Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders.