- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The American Association of University Women has awarded a Norwich University professor a research fellowship to help fund her study of female murderers.

The Times Argus reports (https://bit.ly/2auykSv ) Elizabeth Gurian, an assistant professor of criminal justice, plans to use the fellowship to study how cases involving women accused of murder are handled.

The AAUW American Fellowship is the nonprofit’s oldest and largest funding program, dating back to 1888. It supports women completing their doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research or researching for publication.

Gurian says she hopes her work puts a spotlight on the theories of chivalry justice and paternalism.

A statistical analysis of data already gathered by Gurian suggests that women are less likely to be sentenced to death for murder than men.


Information from: The Times Argus, https://www.timesargus.com/

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