Dr. Elaina Behounek Speaks on the Safety of Women

Dr. Elaina Behounek, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, just returned from New York City where she spoke at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event.



Behounek provided a global overview of the status of women and girls in regard to safety in educational settings as part of a panel for the United Nations 63rd Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at a parallel event. The panel was hosted by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime, the World Society of Victimology, the International Sociological Association, and by Criminology Without Borders.

The panel featured five distinguished professionals in the areas of women and crime. Watch Behounek’s presentation.

Behounek earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her work and research focus on issues that concern community violence and social action and justice.