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Valerie Jenness
UCI School of Social Ecology
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Valerie Jenness | UCI Professor | Criminology Department

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Valerie Jenness is Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the links between deviance and social control (especially law), gender, and social change (especially social movements). She is the author of three books--Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement Practice (with Ryken Grattet, 2001), Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence (with Kendal Broad, 1997), and Making it Work: The Prostitutes' Rights Movement in Perspective (1993)-as well as numerous articles on the politics of prostitution, AIDS and civil liberties, hate crimes and hate crime law, and the gay/lesbian movement and the women's movement in the U.S. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, Social Problems, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Law and Critique, and Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change; recognized with awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the University of California; translated and reprinted in Japanese and German; presented at an array of professional conferences and universities, as well as to the U.S. Congress and the National Academy of Sciences; and funded by National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the California Policy Research Center, the California Department of Mental Health, the University of California, and Washington State University.

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  1. 1. Valerie Jenness UCI School of Social Ecology Search … Publications Sexton, Lori and Valerie Jenness. 2016. “‘We’re Like Community’: The Social Allocation of Collective Identity and Collective Identity Among Transgender Women in Prisons for Men.” Punishment & Society (In Press):1-35. Jenness, Valerie and Sarah Fenstermaker. 2016. “Forty Years After Brownmiller: Prisons for Men, Transgender Inmates, and the Rape of the Feminine.” Gender & Society 30(1):14-29. Calavita, Kittty and Valerie Jennness. 2015. Appealing to Justice: Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. Jenness, Valerie and Sarah Fenstermaker. 2014. “Agnes Goes to Prison: Gender Authenticity, Transgender Inmates in Prisons for Men, and the Pursuit of ‘The Real Deal'”. Gender & Society 28(1)1:5-31. Jenness, Valerie. 2014. “Pesticides, Prisoners, and Policy: Complexity and Praxis in Resesarch on Transgender Prisoners and Beyond”. Sociological Perspectives 57(1):6-26. Calavita, Kitty and Valerie Jenness. 2013. “Inside the Pyramid of Disputes: Naming Problems and Filing Grievances in California Prisons.” Social Problems 60(1):50-80. Jenness, Valerie and Ryken Grattet. 2012. “Hate Crime Law, Policy, and Law Enforcement in California: The Presence, Content, and Consequences of the Law- in-Between.” A special issue of Poinikii Dikaiosini (Penal Justice) devoted to Eglimatologia (Criminology). Athens, Greece: Nomiki Vivliothiki (Legal Library). Jenness, Valerie and Michael Smyth. 2011. “The Passage and Implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Legal Endogeneity and the Uncertain Road from Symbolic Law to Instrumental Effects. Stanford Law & Policy Review 22(2): 489- 528. Jenness, Valerie. 2011. “Getting to Know ‘The Girls’ in an ‘Alpha-Male’ Community: Notes on Fieldwork on Transgender Inmates in California Prisons.” In Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do, edited by Sarah Fenstermaker and Nikki Jones. New York: Routledge Press. Jenness, Valerie. 2010. “From Policy to Prisoners to People: A ‘Soft-Mixed Methods’ Approach to Studying Transgender Prisoners.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 39(5): 517-553. Sexton, Lori A., Valerie Jenness, and Jennifer Macy Sumner. 2010. “Where the Margins Meet: A Demographic Assessment of Transgender Inmates in Men’s Prisons.” Justice Quarterly.27(6):835-860. Jenness, Valerie, Cheryl L. Maxson, Jennifer Macy Sumner, and Kristy N. Matsuda. 2010. “Accomplishing the Difficult, But Not Impossible: Collecting Self-Report Data on Inmate-on-Inmate Sexual Assault in Prison.”Criminal Justice Policy Review 21(1):3-30. Home Publications
  2. 2. Jenness, Valerie. 2009. “From Symbolic Law to Criminal Justice Practice: Hate Crime Policy, Policing, and Prosecution.” In Handbook on Crime and Public Policy, edited by Michael Tonry. New York: Oxford University Press. Grattet, Ryken and Valerie Jenness. 2008. “Transforming Symbolic Law into Organizational Action: Hate Crime Policy and Law Enforcement Practice.” Social Forces 87(1):501-528. Jenness, Valerie. 2008. “Pluto, Prisons, and Plaintiffs: Notes on Systematic Back Translation from an Embedded Researcher.'” Social Problems 55:1-22. Jenness, Valerie. 2007. “The Emergence, Content, and Institutionalization of Hate Crime Law: How a Diverse Policy Community a Produced a Modern Legal Fact.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 3:141-160. Grattet, Ryken and Valerie Jenness. 2005. “The Reconstitution of Law in Local Settings: Agency Discretion, Ambiguity, and a Surplus of Law in the Policing of Hate Crime.” Law & Society Review 39:893-941. Jenness, Valerie and Ryken Grattet. 2005. “The Law-In-Between: The Effects of Organizational Perviousness on the Policing of Hate Crime.” Social Problems 52:337-359. Jenness, Valerie. 2004. “Explaining Criminalization: From Demography and Status Politics to Globalization and Modernization.” Annual Review of Sociology 30:141- 171. Valerie Jenness Criminology, Law and Society School of Social Ecology University of California Irvine Irvine, CA 92697 jenness@uci.edu (949) 824-3017 © 2017 UC Regents

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