Van Horne Presents Two Papers at European Society of Criminology Conference

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 26, 2012

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne presents two papers at the 12th annual European Society of Criminology Conference in Bilbao, Spain, Sept. 12-15. The abstract for the first paper, “When Children Are Killed: Child Homicide in the U.S.,” follows:

Although child homicide deaths account for only about ten percent of homicides in the United States, their deaths constitute a greater tragedy compared with adults. A disproportionate percentage of child homicide victims are gang related. Nearly two thirds of children under 5 who are killed, are killed by a parent. Using Supplementary Homicide Reports, this study examines descriptive data of children (victims under 18 years) killed by family members between 2000 and 2005 in the United States, looking at weapons used, sex of the victim and offender, relationship to the victim, location, and race.

The second paper, “Inside-Out: Transformative Learning in Prison,” discusses what the Inside/Out program is and how it started as well as the benefits of such courses.