Crime & Justice Policy

Heimer Delivers 36th Annual Presidential Lecture

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Karen Heimer, Professor and Collegiate Fellow in the UI Department of Sociology and Researcher for the PPC Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, presented the 36th annual UI Presidential Lecture on Sunday, February 24. The title of her lecture was "Violence Against Women: The Hidden Figures."

Heimer's research focus is understanding how violence and crime affect women, minority groups, and juveniles. Her recent work includes research on violent victimization of women and minorities, gender differences in juvenile delinquency, and gender and race differences in incarceration in the United States and Britain. She joined the University of Iowa as an assistant professor in 1991 and is now a professor in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies.  She also is a longtime affiliate of the Public Policy Center, with the Social and Education and Crime and Justice Research programs. She also served as president of the American Society of Criminology in 2018, ane received the Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and became a collegiate fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in recognition of her contributions to service, teaching, and research at the UI.

The 36th annual UI Presidential Lecture took place at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the fourth-floor assembly hall in the UI Levitt Center for University Advancement. To read Heimer's interview about the lecture, click here.

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