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Tara N. Richards University of Baltimore, USA

Tara N. Richards received her PhD in 2011 in criminology from the University of South Florida. She is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore. Already widely published in the area of crime victimization of women, she was the 2012 recipient of the University of South Florida's Department of Criminology Outstanding Criminology Ambassador Alumni Award for her policy-relevant scholarship and service in the areas of intimate-partner violence and dating violence. She was also the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Division of Women and Crime’s Graduate Scholar Award. This honor recognizes the outstanding contributions of graduate students to the field women and crime, both in their published work and their service to the Division of Women and Crime.