Posts tagged ‘Criminal Justice’

Dr. Whiteley Guest Lectures at Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, associate professor of criminal justice, was a guest speaker for a Women and Crime class at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Whiteley discussed her book chapter, I am more than a crime, current research, and documentary about women incarcerated for murder in SCI. Muncy, Pennsylvania. Students read her chapter, which was published in “Demystifying the Big House: Exploring Prison Experience and Media Representations (2018), and the class watched her 2021 documentary, “Until We Have Faces.”

Dr. Whiteley Appears as Expert on Australian Television

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, associate professor of criminal justice and international expert on the study of women who kill, was a recent guest on one of the most highly watched programs across Australia, Channel Nine Australia’s Under Investigation: with Liz Hayes series. Dr. Whiteley appears just past the 22-minute mark of the Adultery, Murder, and Mayhem: The Scandalous Crime Unsolved for 30 Years.

Dr. Whiteley’s Documentary Goes Live and Presented at YAP

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley,associate professor of criminal justice, officially launched her documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” to purchase or rent online. The documentary also was presented to the director, senior management, and various key staff of the Youth Advocate Program (YAP), Lebanon, on August 12. The goal is to use the documentary as a course template (educational resource) to facilitate/teach/share the personal experiences of women serving life in SCI Muncy Pennsylvania with Central Pennsylvania female youth.

Dr. Alladin Co-Authors Research Published in National Journal

Dr. Terrence Alladin, assistant professor of criminal justice, and a colleague published “Immigrant and Citizen Reincarceration in Pennsylvania” in the American Journal of Criminal Justice earlier this month. Alladin and his co-author note “Despite numerous studies debunking the association between immigrants and crime, many residents in Pennsylvania continue to associate immigration with criminal offending…” along with other findings. 

Dr. Whiteley Serves as U.S. Department of Education Guest and Panelist

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, associate professor of criminal justice, was a guest, discussion panelist for LINCS: Literacy Information and Communication System, a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. Under the banner of Correctional and Re-Entry Education, Whiteley shared “Teaching Incarcerated Individuals with Long Sentences,” with the principal from the Women’s State Correctional Institute at Muncy, Pa. The duo discussed educational instructional practices for women serving long, life, and life without parole.

Dr. Whiteley Shares Research and Documentary with DOC Secretary

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, met with Pennsylvania’s Correction Secretary John Wetzel and other senior Department of Corrections (DOC) administrators in December at the DOC’s headquarters in Mechanicsburg. Whiteley discussed her research about women incarcerated for life and life without parole. She also previewed her documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” and participated in a Q&A session with the DOC leadership afterward.

 

Dr. Whiteley Previews Her Documentary in Atlanta

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, previewed her recently released documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” in Atlanta, Ga., this past December. Whiteley, who also held a Q&A session afterward, shared her “portrait that looks through the eyes of women incarcerated” during the Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations national conference.

Dr. Whiteley and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20 Present in San Francisco

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20, a psychology major with a criminal justice minor, attended and presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., last week. The duo presented their research, Characteristics of Female Sexual Offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s Bureau of Planning, Research, and Statistics, a colleague of Whiteley’s, attended the session. The trip was made possible by a Student-Faculty Award from the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education

Dr. Whiteley Produces “Until We Have Faces”

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, served as producer for “Until We Have Faces,” a poetic documentary exploring death & lives in five acts. With director/producer Nathan Skulstad, Whiteley created “an intimate portrait of the inner lives of women incarcerated for life in the Muncy State Prison in Pennsylvania. Women and staff at the State Correctional Institution, Muncy, Aug. 12.

Dr. Whiteley Published in Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, co-authored “Streams in the desert: exploring religion and spirituality among incarcerated women with lengthy sentences” in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. Her co-author, Edward C. Polson, is an assistant professor in the Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.