Yaschica Williams, Ph.D.

Yaschica Williams 

Associate Professor         

Department Chair

Office: 24 Willingham Hall

Email: ywilliams@una.edu 

Phone: (256) 765-4697


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Western Michigan University, 2006
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1999
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1996

Research Interests:

  • Gender and Corrections 
  • Gender and Delinquency 
  • Parenting and Delinquency 
  • Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Crime
  • Wartime Sexual Violence

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminology 
  • Domestic Violence
  • Methods and Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • Women and Crime
  • Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice
  • Crime in America
  • Victimology
  • Methods of Research in Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory 

Dr. Williams has research and teaching interests that center on gender and corrections, gender and delinquency, parenting and delinquency, intersectionalities and crime and wartime sexual violence against women. Her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on parenting and delinquency. Over the years, Dr. Williams has volunteered with rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, programs for at-risk youth and worked for a research center that evaluated juvenile courts, sobriety courts and drug therapy courts. As a Research Associate with the University of Alabama she served as the Evaluator of the Healthy Start Program in Mobile, AL. from 1999-2001. At the University of Memphis she served as the Co-Principle Investigator of the District Attorney’s Mentoring Program (DAMP) and the Shelby County Offender Re-Entry Initiative. She also served as a consultant with the Jail East Women’s Facility in Memphis, TN. Dr. Williams has co-authored publications in Science Communication, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering and also has a co-authored book chapter in Women, Violence and the Media: Readings in Feminist Criminology. This book chapter focuses on examining the media images disseminated to the public regarding the wartime sexual violence that occurred in the Rwandan and the Former Yugoslavia civil wars.