Shanna Van Slyke

Shanna Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Professor, Criminal Justice

Biography

Shanna Van Slyke, Ph.D., is interested in power, privilege, and punishment—including white-collar crime, inequality, and perp walks. Currently, she is studying public opinion on perp walks, examining media constructions of white-collar versus street crime, and writing a textbook titled Compelling Criminal Justice Communications.

She co-edited The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime, and her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals such as Criminology and Public Policy; Crime, Law, and Social Change; Punishment and Society; and Criminal Justice Studies.

In 2013, Van Slyke was invited to speak at the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Economic Crime Symposium, and she was the recipient of the National White-Collar Crime Center and White-Collar Crime Research Consortium's Young Career Award.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Numerous publications on criminology, policy, and white collar crime in scholarly journals, such as Criminology and Public Policy; Crime, Law, and Social Change; Punishment and Society; and Criminal Justice Studies.
  • 2013 recipient of the National White-Collar Crime Center and White-Collar Crime Research Consortium's Young Career Award
  • B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Selected Publications

  • Van Slyke, S.R., Benson, M.L., and Virkler, W.M. (2018). Confidence in police, due process, and perp walks: Public opinion on the pretrial shaming of criminal suspects. Criminology and Public Policy, 17(3), 605-634.
  • Van Slyke, S.R., Benson, M.L., Cullen, F.T. (Eds.). (2016) The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Van Slyke, S.R., Bales, W.D. (2013). Gender dynamics in the sentencing of white-collar offenders. Criminal Justice Studies, 26(2), 168-196.
  • Van Slyke, S.R., Bales, W.D. (2012). A contemporary study of the decision to incarcerate white-collar and street property offenders. Punishment and Society, 14(2), 217-246.
  • Van Slyke, S.R., Mattar, M. (2010). Improving our approach to human trafficking (Introduction). Criminology and Public Policy, (2), 197-200.
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