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shana l. maier, phd, associate professor

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Shana L. Maier PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Sociology 2004

    University of Delaware (DE)

  • MA Criminal Justice 1999

    St. Joseph's University (PA)

  • BS Criminal Justice 1998

    St. Joseph's University (PA)

  • CJ 325 Criminal Law and Procedure

  • CJ 245 Women and Criminal Justice

  • CJ 230 Domestic Violence and the Justice System

  • CJ 602 Women and the Law

  • CJ 609 Domestic Violence and the Justice System

  • CJ 610 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System

My research interests include intimate partner violence, the treatment of rape victims by the criminal justice, medical and legal systems, the transformation of rape crisis centers, and the experiences and struggles of rape victim advocates, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. My most recent research focused on police officers' experiences responding to rape victims and investigating rape allegations.

Selected Awards

  • Widener University, Provost's Grant, 2013–2014

  • Widener University, College of Arts and Science, Outstanding Researcher Award, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Maier, S.L. (2014). Rape, victims, and investigations: Experiences and perceptions of law enforcement officers responding to reported rapes. Abington, Oxford, UK: Routledge.

  • Maier, S.L. ( 2013). Sexual assault nurse examiners' perceptions of the influence of race and ethnicity on victims' responses to rape. Feminist Criminology, 8(2), 67–86.

  • Maier, S.L. (2012). The complexity of victim-questioning attitudes by rape victim advocates: Exploring some gray areas. Violence Against Women, 18(12), 1413–1434.

American Society of Criminology (ASC)