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Julie Horney
  Julie Horney

UAlbany Dean Named President and Fellow of American Society of Criminology

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 13, 2005) -- University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Dean Julie Horney was elected president of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) at the November annual meeting. She was also inducted as a Fellow of ASC.

Horney has previously served as an executive counselor of ASC, an international scholarly organization concerned with issues of crime and criminal justice. Its 3,500 members, who represent many disciplines, are involved in studying crime and delinquency at the individual and aggregate levels, the functioning of law enforcement, criminal courts, and corrections, and the legal framework of the criminal justice system.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Horney earned her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of California at San Diego. Her work has been published in Criminology, the American Sociological Review, and Law and Society Review. She is the co-author (with Cassia Spohn) of Rape Law Reform: A Grassroots Revolution and Its Impact (Plenum, 1995). She currently serves on the editorial boards of Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Women and Criminal Justice, and was previously a deputy editor of Justice Quarterly. Her current research focuses on the experiences of incarcerated males and females with violence and the avoidance of violence and how those experiences are shaped by situational factors.

UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice, consistently ranked among the top five in the nation, examines the political, economic and cultural patterns that shape definitions of crime and influence policy. Graduates find opportunities in the expanding academic field of criminal justice research and teaching, all the operating agencies of criminal justice, in addition to the many private and non-profit organizations which provide services or make policy recommendations.


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