Maureen Outlaw

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


Howley Hall 112


Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University

Brief Biography:

Dr. Maureen Outlaw is Associate Professor and has been a member of the Sociology Department since 2003. She is also a member of the Women’s Studies program. Her work examines the situational context of gendered and hate-based violence and how stratifying factors and motive impact contextual factors. She is the author of a digital textbook, Revealing Criminology, and several articles. She is currently working on two projects examining the unseen forces affecting marginalized populations in the realm of social interaction and discourse. Dr. Outlaw teaches courses in criminology, women and crime, violence, and the death penalty.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Crime & violence, family, intimate and sexual violence

Selected Publications:

Outlaw, M. (2015) Guardians against Spousal Violence?: A case for considering motive. Journal of Family Violence.(30), 1-12.

Outlaw, M. (2012) Revealing Criminology. South Orange, NJ: Thinking Strings

Felson, R. Outlaw, M. (2007) The Control Motive and Marital Violence. Violence and Victims.(22), 3-24.

Selected Presentations:

Outlaw, M. Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology. , Washington, D.C. - "Poster: Guardian or Audience? Public Spaces and Hate Crime" November, 2015

Outlaw, M. American Society of Criminology. , Atlanta, GA - "Poster: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Hate Crime in the Age of Equal Rights 'Progress'" November, 2013

Outlaw, M. American Society of Criminology. , Chicago, IL - "Revealing Criminology" November, 2012

Outlaw, M. American Society of Criminology. , San Francisco, CA - "An Atmosphere of Hate: Seeds of Violence in Everyday Life & Crime in Everyday Life" November, 2010

Outlaw, M. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. , Los Angeles, CA - "Suitable Targets for Intimate Violence: A Reassessment of Risk Factors for Men and Women" November, 2006

Detailed CV