Rebecca Stone, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice

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Graduate Program Director, Crime & Justice Studies


  • Ph.D. School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2014
  • M.P.H. College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 2012
  • M.S. School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2009
  • B.A. School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2007


Dr. Rebecca Stone became an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University in Fall 2017. Prior to arriving at Suffolk, she was a lecturer at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Stone received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 2014. She also holds a Masters in Public Health from Michigan State.

Dr. Stone’s primary areas of research expertise concern justice-involved women, the intersection of public health and criminal justice, and community-engaged participatory research methods. She maintains an active research agenda with a focus on qualitative methods. Her current research focuses on the joint experience of gendered violence and substance use for women in rural areas. An additional area of interest is identity and behavioral change, particularly for justice-involved women with histories of substance use disorder. Her scholarship is shaped by a commitment to feminist criminology and to advancing social justice.

Research Interests

  • Justice-involved women
  • Substance use and harm reduction
  • Public health
  • Motherhood
  • Feminist criminology


Please see my Google Scholar profile for an up-to-date list of publications.

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Courses Taught

  • WGS-113-HYB1 Women, Science, and Society
  • CJ-702-AE Research Methods
  • SOC-214-A Research Methods in Sociology
  • CJ-695-AE Special Topics:women and Crime
  • SOC-335-HYB1 Crime Mapping
  • CJU-340-HYB1 Licit/Illicit: Drugs & Society