Stephani Williams

Stephani Williams Senior Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Blg 65 Rm #348
Phone: 928-523-6825


BS, Sociology, Northern Arizona University
MA, Sociology, Arizona State University
PhD, Sociology, Arizona State University

Professional interests

  • media influence on perceptions of crime and justice
  • balancing social and criminal justice
  • social inequality

Academic interests and affiliations

Society for the Study of Social Problems—I currently serve on the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, am Chair of the Committee of Special Problems Divisions, and have served as the Chairperson for the Race and Ethnic Relations Division and the Division of Sport, Leisure and the Body.

I teach courses in White Collar Crime, Hollywood and the Social Construction of Crime, Comparative Justice Systems, and Justice Policies (to name a few).

Recent publications and projects

I am currently working on a research project examining the accuracy of the media's presentation of crime and offenders.