Frankie Bailey

Examines how the media's treatment of crime differs across racial lines

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Frankie Bailey

School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminal Justice

Crime and mass media/popular culture; crime history; race, gender, crime; crime and detective fiction

Campus phone: (518) 442-5237
Campus email: [email protected]


Frankie Y. Bailey has been on faculty in the School of Criminal Justice since 1990. Her research focuses on criminal justice and American popular culture, mass media and social history, with an emphasis on issues of race/ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.

Bailey is the co-author of Blood on Her Hands: The Social Construction of Women, Sexuality and Murder (Wadsworth Publishing, 2004) and Crimes and Trials of the Century (Greenwood Press, 2007), and the author of African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study (McFarland & Company, 2008) and Law Never Here: A Social History of African American Responses to Crime and Justice (Praeger, 1999), among other nonfiction works.

Bailey's more recent fiction publications include: The Singapore Sling Affair (short story, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 2017), What the Fly Saw (Minotaur Books, 2015), The Red Queen Dies (Minotaur Books, 2013) and Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave (Overmountain Press, 2011).


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