Shauntey James, J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
Olmsted, W160
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Shauntey James received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2000 in sociology with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, and feminist theory. Dr. James received her J.D. in 2014 from Thomas Cooley Law School. In law school, Dr. James was on the National Mock Trial Team, became certified in mediation and worked in the Ingham County Probate Court and Estate Planning Clinic. Her teaching experience has enable her to present on the local, state, and national level. Her most distinguished honor was being an Oxford Round Table Delegate. Presently, her research focuses on women, gender identification, and sexual assault.

  • Women
  • Leadership
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Assault
  • Social Economic Status and Crime

James, S, & Hetzel-Riggin, M. (2022). Campus Sexual Violence and Title IX: What is the Role of Restorative Justice Now? Feminist Criminology.

Hetzel-Riggin, M., James, S., Roby, R., & Buczek, T. (2021). Gender, Myths and Assumptions: Correlates of Risk Perception in Sexual Assault Scenarios. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 88626052110358-8862605210357.

Huck, J.L., & James, S. (2020). Rape myths acceptance of students: The influence of social groups. Journal of American College Health, 1-8.

Warren-Gordon, K., James, S., & Jones, J. (2020). Hate-Crimes News stories: An examination of seven-years of newspaper reports. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture. September, 20(1), 59-71.


James (2022-) Editorial Board Member. Contemporary Sociology

James (2020- Present). Editorial Board Member. Anthem Series on Women and Criminal Justice

James, S. & Aguilera Hermida, P.A. (2020). Co-Guest Editor. Special Issue: Crime and Inequality in America. New Errands: The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies.

Books, Encyclopedia and Instructor Manual & Test Bank

Van Gundy, A. & James, S. (2022) The History, Evolution, and Current State of Female Crime: Recommendations for Advancing the Field. Routledge. (9780367027278) (Forthcoming)

James, S. (2021). Code of Conduct. In G. Robertiello (Ed.), Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: An Encyclopedia (1st Edition). ABC-CLIO products. (978-1-4408-6609-8)

Morrill, P. & James, S. (2009). Thio: Sociology: A Brief Introduction (Seventh Edition). Instructors Manual and Test Bank.

Book Review

James, S. (2021). Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice by Barbara Tomlinson and George Lipsitz. Contemporary Sociology.

James, S. (2021). Birthing Black Mothers by Jennifer C. Nash. Gender & Society.

James, S. (2021). Protecting Whiteness: Whitelash and the Rejection of Racial Equality edited by Cameron D. Lippard, J. Scott Carter and David G. Embrink. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

James, S (2021). Transformation in Queer, Trans, and Intersex Health and Aging by Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski, J.E. Sumerau, and Nik M. Lampe. Sexuality.

James (2021). Getting Smart about Race: An American Conversation by Margaret L. Anderson. Cultural Sociology.

James (2021). Infamous Bodies: Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights by Samantha Pinto. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

James, S. (2020). Knowledge, power, and academic freedom by Joan Wallach Scott. Review of Higher Education, 43(4), E-36-E37.

J.D (Thomas Cooley Law School)

Ph.D. (Western Michigan University)