Amanda Burgess-Proctor

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Oakland University

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist criminology
  • Gender-based violence
  • Intimate partner abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Crime control policy
  • Drug control policy

Key Findings

  • In the article, “College Women’s Perceptions of and Inclination to Use Campus Sexual Assault Resources: Comparing the Views of Students With and Without Sexual Victimization Histories,” Burgess-Proctor . . . MORE
  • In the essay, “Methodological and Ethical Issues in Feminist Research with Abused Women: Reflections on Participants’ Vulnerability and Empowerment,” Burgess-Proctor examined the complicated issues involved . . . MORE
  • In the article, “Pathways of Victimization and Resistance: Toward a Feminist Theory of Battered Women’s Help‐Seeking,” Burgess-Proctor examined ways in which women’s childhood victimization experiences informed. . . MORE
  • In the article, “Backfire: lessons learned when the criminal justice system fails help-seeking battered women,” Burgess-Proctor examined primary sources of conflict between help-seeking battered women and the . . . MORE


Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Oakland University, is an expert in feminist criminology, gender-based violence including intimate partner abuse and sexual assault, and crime and drug control policy.

Prior to her academic career, Burgess-Proctor worked as a Personal Protection Order Coordinator in Ingham County, MI and as a research consultant at the Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies. She is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and currently serves as Chair of the American Society of Criminology Division on Women & Crime.

Her research been published in numerous academic journals including Criminal Justice & Behavior, Justice Quarterly, and Violence Against Women. She is co-founder of the Violence & Abuse Resource Consortium at Oakland University, and in that capacity works with several community anti-violence agencies.

Burgess-Proctor received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Grand Valley State University.

Follow Amanda on Twitter: @ProfessorABP

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