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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Oakland University
518 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2420
   fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371 

Amanda Burgess-Proctor

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
525 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2747

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Feminist criminology, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, criminological theory, crime and drug policy, juvenile justice

Selected Publications

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2015). Methodological and ethical issues in feminist interviews with abused women: Reflections on participants' vulnerability and empowerment. Women's Studies International Forum, 48(1), 124-134.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda and Susan F. Sharp. (2014). Editorial introduction. Feminist Criminology 9(4) 251-252. (Special Issue Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Division on Women & Crime.)

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Heidi Lyons, and George Sanders. (2014). A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skills. Teaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda and Christopher G. Urban. (2014). "State variations on definition of sexual assault." In Tara Richards and Catherine Marcum (Eds.), Sexual Victimization: Then and Now (pp. 1-13). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2013). "Feminist criminological theory." In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (pp. 1603-1612). New York, NY: Springer.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2012). Pathways of victimization and resistance: Toward a feminist theory of battered women's help-seeking. Justice Quarterly, 29(3), 309-346.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2012). Backfire: Lessons learned when the criminal justice system fails help-seeking battered women. Journal of Crime and Justice, 35(1), 68-92.

Sokoloff, Natalie J. and Amanda Burgess-Proctor. (2011). “Remembering criminology’s ‘forgotten theme’: Seeking justice in U.S. crime policy using an intersectional approach.” In M. Bosworth and C. Hoyle (Eds.), What is Criminology? (pp. 235-248). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2010). “Looking back, looking ahead: Assessing contemporary feminist criminological theory.” In J. H. Copes and V. Topalli (Eds.),  Criminological Theory: Readings and Retrospectives (pp. 431-443). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Justin W. Patchin, and Sameer Hinduja. (2009). "Cyberbullying and online harassment: Reconceptualizing the victimization of adolescent girls." In V. Garcia and J. Clifford (Eds.), Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered (pp. 162-176). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

DeJong, Christina, Amanda Burgess-Proctor, and Lori Elis. (2008). Police officer perceptions of intimate partner violence: An analysis of observational data. Violence & Victims, 23(6), 683-696.

DeJong, Christina and Amanda Burgess-Proctor. (2006). A summary of personal protection order statutes in the United States. Violence Against Women, 12(1), 68-88.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda. (2006). Intersections of race, class, gender, and crime: Future directions for feminist criminology. Feminist Criminology, 1(1), 27-47.

* Reprinted in S. Tibbetts & C. Hemmens (Eds.). (2009). Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader (pp. 584-598). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  

Courses Taught

CRJ 100  Introduction to Criminal Justice
  CRJ 200  Criminological Theory
  CRJ 300  Alcohol, Drugs and Society
  CRJ 323  Delinquency
& Juvenile Justice
  CRJ 330  Women, Crime & Justice
CRJ 360  Criminal Careers & Career Criminals
  CRJ 490  Criminal Justice Capstone
  SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

In The Media

Sep 19, 2013 News Feature, News at OU Acclaimed documentary screening examines drug war
Oct 05, 2012
Guest Editorial, Detroit News

Families with truant children need more help, not less welfare
Oct 04, 2011
Guest Editorial, Oakland Press
Medical marijuana laws expose inconsistencies of U.S. drug policy

Oct 03, 2011
News Feature, Oakland Press
Has Michigan's medical mariuana law made pot more socially acceptable?