Bloom Wins Award for Work on Women and Crime

barbarabloom.jpegCriminal Justice professor Barbara Bloom was honored with the Meda Chesney Lind Award by the Western Criminology Society this year for her leadership in the field of gender-responsive criminal justice approaches.


Her colleague Barbara Owen was a co-recipient of the award. The award recognizes "significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of women and crime."

Bloom a Professor Emeritus 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).

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