Stacy L. Mallicoat is a professor of criminal justice in the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her BA in Legal Studies and Sociology, with a concentration in Crime and Deviance from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) in 1997 and received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Sociology in 2003. Her primary research interests include feminist criminology and public opinion on the death penalty. She is the author of several books, including Women and Crime: The Essentials, Criminal Justice Policy , and California's Criminal Justice System . Her work also appears in a number of journals such as Feminist Criminology , Journal of Criminal Justice , Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice , and Southwestern Journal of Criminal Justice , as well as a number of edited volumes. She is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the ASC's Division on Women and Crime (where she currently serves as an Executive Counselor), Western Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.