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Doshie Piper, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate
Word. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M
University in 2013. Her dissertation is titled “Gendered pathways: An investigation of juvenile
females’ path to delinquency”. She also holds a Master’s of Science and a Bachelors of Science
in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Her teaching experience includes courses
taught within the department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate
Word: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Drugs and Crime in Society; Issues in Contemporary
Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; Criminology; Probation, Parole and Community Corrections
and Senior Seminar. She has also taught within the department of Justice Studies at Prairie View
A&M University: Law of Juvenile Justice and Crime in America. While in the Criminal Justice
department at Brown Mackie College she taught Criminal Investigation and Police Procedures
and Correctional Systems and Practices.
Dr. Piper has engaged in numerous opportunities to publish. She produced a book chapter
entitled “A comparative analysis of gender and juveniles on probation in Texas: A test of
offending hypothesis” in the book Applied Statistical Techniques in Criminal Justice and
Criminology. A number of other publications followed. Two book reviews, several encyclopedia
entries, three research briefs, and one technical summary. She is pursuing a research agenda on
gender responsive interventions and other gender specific issues. Dr. Piper has attended and
participated in local, regional, and national conferences such as the Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences, American Society of Criminology and the Southwestern Association of Criminal
Justice Annual Meeting were she has presented research on gendered, race/ethnic, and class
issues as related to crime and the criminal/juvenile justice systems.

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