Jayne Mooney

Jayne Mooney

Associate Professor
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BA (Hons) Humanities

PG Dip. in the Social Sciences (Research Methods)

PhD   Middlesex University, London, UK






Jayne Mooney is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Her focus of scholarship is in the areas of  gender and crime, the sociology of violence, social deviance, critical criminology and the history of crime and punishment.  She is the author of Gender, Violence and the Social Order (2000, reprinted 2011), Macmillan/ Palgrave and a co-author of Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (2010), Routledge (with K. Hayward and S. Maruna). Jayne Mooney has published over twenty papers in books and peer-reviewed journals and numerous research monographs and reports.  Her funded research has included local victimization surveys, violence against women, the policing of rape and sexual assault, studies of the Irish community in London, stops and frisk, video games and youth, street crime and the history of crime and criminal justice.  She developed one of the first large scale surveys of domestic violence in the UK (The North London Domestic Violence Survey), the findings of which continue to inform national and local government policy on domestic violence.  Jayne Mooney has worked for the University of Bedfordshire’s International Centre on Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking on a study that analyses research and policy on sexual violence against children and adolescents.  Other research includes a comparative study of popular resistance in eighteenth century France and England and a project focusing on the links between ‘everyday’ violence and extreme violence. The latter is an extension of her previous work on violence and explores the themes of power and control, hatred and dehumanization.  Jayne Mooney’s most recent publication is ‘A Tale of Two Regicides’ for The European Journal of Criminology, 2014, and she is the author of the forthcoming Bringing Criminology to Life:  Theory in Place, Time and Context for Routledge.

Jayne Mooney has worked as a consultant for a number organizations in the UK including Women Against Rape, the Zero Tolerance campaign against male violence, Islington Council and Hackney Council’s domestic violence initiatives, the Irish in Britain All-Parliamentary Group, Safer Cities, the Scottish Office and HM Holloway Prison for women, London.  She has taken part in several radio debates on violence against women, including BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.  Jayne Mooney is an elected Executive Officer of the Critical Criminology and Social Justice Division, American Society of Criminology, and a member of the Fulbright Awards Screening Committee, Institute of International Education, United States Department of State.