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Criminal Justice

Sandy Quinn

Sandra Quinn photo


Criminal Justice
Women and Gender Studies

Main Campus
McMullen Hall, MH011
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Quinn's teaching involves research interests in mass incarceration, racial disparity in criminal justice, Irish culture, crime film, art theft, film noir, and New Orleans culture.

Dr. Quinn is also a volunteer presenter at the Bettendorf Library and the German American Heritage Center. She is also a Comm U instructor and a member of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association and the American Conference of Irish Studies.

Education and Training

PhD, Arizona State University
School of Justice Studies

MA, Arizona State University
Interdisciplinary Humanities

BA, Columbia College
Film and Video

Courses Taught

Applied Issues in Criminal Justice
Race, Class, Gender and Justice
Criminological Theory
Feminist Theory
Contemporary Corrections
Crime Policy Analysis
Writing for the Social Sciences
Serial Killers

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Mass incarceration
  • Sub-culture studies, race, and masculinity
  • Representations of Irish women in film

Recent Publications

"Racial Disparity in Iowa Prisons: Possible Theoretical Explanations for Racial Differences between Inmates on the Level of Service Inventory-Revised." in Race and Justice 2012 (second author).

In Progress
"Ignatius J. Reilly's New Orleans." photo essay and cultural analysis of John Kennedy Toole's irascible American non-hero and the New Orleans he inhabited.

"The Crime Film." a cultural/historical analysis of historically important fictional and based-on-fact accounts of crime, criminals, and crime fighters in film and television.

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