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Jayne Mooney*
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212-237-2660
Specialization: Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
Research Interests: Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
Jayne Mooney is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is on the doctoral faculties of sociology, criminal justice and women’s studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her focus of scholarship is on the history of crime and punishment, gender and crime, the sociology of violence, social deviance and critical criminology. She is the author of Gender, Violence and the Social Order (2000, reprinted 2011), Macmillan/ Palgrave and a co-author of Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (2010), Routledge (with K. Hayward and S. Maruna). Jayne has published over twenty papers in books and peer-reviewed journals and numerous research monographs and reports.  Recent publications include ‘A Tale of Two Regicides’ for The European Journal of Criminology  - this was a special issue to launch the European Society of Criminology’s working group on history - and ¿Que dirĂ¡n? Making sense of the impact of Latinas’ experiences of intimate partner violence in New York City (with Yolanda Ortiz-Rodriguez). She is the author of the forthcoming The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context, Routledge.

Jayne’s funded research has included local victimization surveys, violence against women, the policing of rape and sexual assault, studies of the Irish community in London, stops and frisk, video games and youth, street crime and the history of crime and criminal justice. She developed one of the first large scale surveys of domestic violence in the UK (The North London Domestic Violence Survey), the findings of which continue to inform national and local government policy on domestic violence. Jayne has worked for the University of Bedfordshire’s International Centre on Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking on a study that analyses research and policy on sexual violence against children and adolescents. Her current projects include a social history of Rikers Island jail and early penal institutions in New York City.

Jayne has worked as a consultant for a number organizations in the UK including Women Against Rape, the Zero Tolerance campaign against male violence, Islington Council and Hackney Council’s domestic violence initiatives, the UK Government’s Irish in Britain All-Parliamentary Group, Safer Cities, the Scottish Office and HM Holloway Prison for women, London. She has taken part in several radio debates on violence against women, including BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Jayne is an elected Executive Officer of the Critical Criminology and Social Justice Division, American Society of Criminology, and 2017 was appointed the Division’s official archivist. She serves as a member of the Fulbright Awards Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, United States Department of State.  Jayne is an international board member of the British Journal of Criminology. In 2017 she worked for the ‘Justice in Design’ component of the Independent Commission for New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform.