Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D. 
Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)
Associate Chair at Lincoln Center
B.A., University of Kansas; M.A., Ph.D., American University, 1995

Dealy Hall 408C
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY  10458-9993
tel: (718) 817-3863
fax: (718) 817-3846
Research Interests
Criminal justice; reproductive justice; feminist criminology.
Jeanne Flavin  is author of the award-winning book, Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women's Reproduction in America (NYU Press, 2009) and more than two dozen other scholarly publications. Jeanne serves on the board of directors of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, a reproductive justice organization which defends the rights of pregnant and parenting women, particularly those whose race, poverty, drug use, or mental health makes them vulnerable to arrest and prosecution. She is the recipient of a 2009 Fulbright research award and the 2013 Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activism Award. See press article on her fellowship .

Selected Publications
2009Our Bodies, Our Crimes:  The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America.  NYU Press, New York.
2007Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror.  (Co-edited with Mary Bosworth). Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. 
2007Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Reality of Criminal Justice, 2nd edition. (Co-authored with Gregg Barak and Paul Leighton).  Rowman and Littlefield.  First edition: Roxbury Press, Los  Angeles, CA.


2014 (forthcoming)  "Not All Women are Mothers: Addressing the Invisibility of Criminal Justice System-Involved Women who do not have Children." (with Venezia Michalsen). The Prison Journal.  
2013  "Arrests of and Forced Intervention on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women's Legal Status and Public Health."  (with Lynn M. Paltrow). Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 38(2): 299-343.
2010  “Punishing Pregnant Drug-Using Women:  Defying Law, Medicine and Common Sense” (with Lynn M. Paltrow).  Journal of Addictive Diseases 29(2): 231-244.
2010   “More than Visiting Hours; Maintaining Ties between Incarcerated Mothers and their Children” (with Venezia Michelsen and Tanya Krupat).  Sociology Compass 4(8): 576-591. 
2003   "La Bodega de la Familia:  Supporting Parolees’ Reintegration within a Family Context" (with David Rosenthal). Fordham Urban Law Journal 30(5): 1603-1620.
2002   “A Glass Half Full? Harm Reduction among Pregnant Women Who Use Cocaine.”  Journal of Drug Issues 32(3): 973-998.
2001   "Of Punishment and Parenthood: Family-Based Social Control and the Sentencing of Black Drug Offenders.” Gender & Society 15(4): 609-631.
2001   “Feminism for the Mainstream Criminologist.” Journal of Criminal Justice 29(4): 271-285.
Reprinted:  The Criminal Justice System and Women, 3rd ed. (B. Price and N. Sokoloff 2003); Theories of Crime: A Reader (Renzetti, Curran, and Carr 2002), and Gendered (In)justice (Schramm and Koons-Witt, 2004).
Courses Taught


Gender, Crime, and Justice; Ethical Issues of Justice; U.S. Prisons;  Introduction to Sociology.

Crime and Punishment; Crime and Public Health; Crime, Race, Class & Gender; Race, Gender and the CJS; Polemics of Crime Control; Thesis Seminar I and II.

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