Contact Information

Yvonne Downes Ph.D.
Criminal Justice
Campus Address:
172 Bogel Hall
Areas of Expertise:
  • Affirmative Action
  • Civil Liberties
  • Criminology
  • Diversity Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Violence
  • Female Crime Victims
  • Female Criminals
  • Female Officers
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Racial Profiling
  • Racism
  • Stalkers
  • White Supremacist Groups
  • Women and Crime
A specialist in women and criminal justice, Downes can discuss female crime victims and criminals and women who work in law enforcement. Much of her other areas of expertise explore affirmative action, such as policies and its benefits and disadvantages, and diversity issues as it relates to differential justice, hate crimes and affirmative action. She can also address racial profiling and civil liberties, particularly its connection to homeland security issues. In addition, Downes can examine the relationship between domestic violence and other forms of violent crime. She can provide general information on stalkers and white supremacist groups. Downes is a member of the American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and American Association of University Women.