Illinois State University
Dawn Beichner is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Sciences Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University. Her research interests include victimology, women offenders in the criminal justice system, and prisoner reentry. Her current research centers on incarcerated mothers and the role of family reunification in women's successful re-entry into society. She is a member of the executive committee of the World Society of Victimology, an international nongovernmental organization with Special Category consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.