Dr. Allison Cotton

Dr. Allison M. Cotton is a professor of criminal justice and criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colorado, USA). A Colorado native, Dr. Cotton received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991, a master’s degree in sociology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1995, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002. Dr. Cotton’s research and teaching interests range in subject from the death penalty, wrongful convictions and eye-witness identifications, to issues around race, class, gender and crime. Her first book, "Effigy: Images of Capital Defendants," was released in the summer of 2008 by Lexington Books. Her second (co-authored) book, "Class, Race, Gender & Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America", is now in its 5th edition and was released in March of 2018 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Dr. Cotton is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. A two-time Fulbright scholar, Dr. Cotton has served as a board member of the Colorado Fulbright Foundation. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (a public service organization).

Dr. Lisa Monchalin

Lisa Monchalin teaches in the Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2004 and her master’s degree in 2006, both in criminology. In 2012, she graduated with her doctorate in criminology from the University of Ottawa. Lisa is of Algonquin, Métis, Huron, and Scottish descent. Proud of her Indigenous heritage, and driven by personal and family experiences, she is determined to reduce the amount of crime that affects Indigenous peoples through education. In 2016, she published her first book, "The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada".

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