Susan G. Mahan University of Central Florida, USA
is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach Campus. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in International Development and a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to Peru. She is the author of several other books including: Unfit Mothers; Women, Crime and Criminal Justice
(with Ralph Weisheit); Crack, Cocaine, Crime and Women
; and Beyond the Mafia
, as well as journal articles and book chapters about crime and justice. She is working on a book about restorative justice in Colombia, SA based on observations and interviews.