Dr. Shana Maier

  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Master’s in Criminal Justice Program
  • Widener University
  • Chester, PA   
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Dr. Shana Maier is an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Master’s in Criminal Justice program at Widener University. She is also the author of a new book due out June 2014 titled, Rape, Victims, and Investigations (Routledge).

At Widener University, Dr. Maier teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice; Criminal Law and Procedure; Domestic Violence; Ethics in the Criminal Justice System; Women and the Criminal Justice System; and Senior Research. She also teaches graduate courses on Ethics, Domestic Violence, and Women and the Law.

Dr. Maier’s research interests include violence against women; the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system and legal systems; the transformation of rape crisis centers; the experiences and struggles of rape victim advocates and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners; and experience of female judges.

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Criminal Law

Advice for women on avoiding sexual assault and staying safe
It’s vital that we understand where our misconceptions are interfering with our safety when it comes to the risk of sexual assault. Know that complete strangers aren’t necessarily your greatest da...
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