Lynn Jones

Lynn  Jones Professor
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Blg SBS Castro Rm #314
Phone: 928-523-6701


  • cause lawyering
  • law and social movements/legal mobilization
  • law and society
  • women, gender and crime
  • sexual victimization
  • victim advocacy and victim services


PhD Sociology, University of Arizona

Academic interests and affiliations

My research emphasizes the legal profession and public interest law, social movements and activism, and crime victim services. I am currently engaged in the study of law and social movements, with particular emphasis on how cause lawyers negotiate their professional and activist identities and frame movement strategies.

Other current projects include the study of campus sexual assault, minority crime victims, and barriers to campus victim services.

Over the last five years, I have worked closely with the Arizona Coalition for Victim Services to create, administer, and evaluate the Arizona Victim Assistance Academy. This Academy is a 40-hour training of victim advocates that aims to standardize and improve service delivery to the diverse crime victims in Arizona, with particular emphasis on overcoming the geographic and cultural barriers unique to this state.

Prior to my work with this project in Arizona, I gained additional experience as co-principal investigator of the Pennsylvania Victim Assistance Academy. Both projects were initially funded through the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

Recent publications and projects

Barclay, Scott, Lynn C. Jones and Anna-Maria Marshall.  2011. "Two Spinning Wheels: Studying Law and Social Movements." Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (Special Issues: Social Movements/Legal Possibilities) 54: 1-16.