Dr. Sally Simpson, a professor of criminology who has authored more than 30 professional papers and five books, will speak on her latest research at UALR on Friday, Oct. 18.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Arkla Room of Ross Hall.
Simpson’s presentation, “Age-Graded Pathways into Crime: Evidence from a Multi-Site Retrospective Study of Incarcerated Women,” examines women’s criminal careers, particularly beyond young adulthood.
The research is funded through a grant from the National Consortium on Violence Research for a multi-site study of women’s experience of violence conducted in Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Toronto.
A computerized life-event calendar was used to collect life history information on a sample of high-risk women, specifically, women who are incarcerated and/or awaiting trial.
Professor Simpson teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has been awarded nearly $1 million to further her research. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, master’s degree from Washington State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.