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Women's and Gender Studies Program

Women's and Gender Studies Program

Candice Batton



Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Gender differences in criminal victimization and offending, and criminal justice processing
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1999

Candice Batton is interested in historical studies of crime and violence rates in the United States and in gender differences in crime and justice.  Some of her recent work focuses on the development of a theoretical framework based on the concept of patriarchy that can illuminate gender differences in crime and justice. Her work has appeared in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Critical Criminology, Homicide Studies, and Historical Methods. Dr. Batton serves as a member of the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and has served on the Board of Directors at CenterPointe, a dual disorder treatment provider in Lincoln that serves low income and homeless clients with substance use and mental health issues, and the Lincoln Citizens' Police Advisory Board.