Alison C. Cares
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2011)
Department of Sociology & Anthrpology
Office: Kennedy 215
Office Phone: 978-767-7608
A.B. in Government and Religion, Dartmouth College, 1995
M.A. in Crime, Law, & Justice, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
Ph.D. in Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
Sample of Courses Taught
Principles of Sociology
Cares, A.C. (2010). Domestic Violence. In B. Fisher & S. Lab (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (Vol.1, pp.304-308). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Cares, A.C. (2009). The “Transmission” of Violence Across Generations. In E. Stark & E. Buzawa (Eds.), Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships (Vol.2, pp.23-39). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Ruback, R. B., Cares, A. C., & Hoskins, S. N. (2008). Crime Victims’ Perceptions of Restitution: The Importance of Payment and Understanding. Violence & Victims, 23 (6), 697-710.
Ruback, R. B., Hoskins, S. N., Cares, A. C., & Feldmeyer, B. (2006). Perception and Payment
of Economic Sanctions: A Survey of Offenders. Federal Probation, 70 (3), 26-31.
Kan, M., & Cares, A. C. (2006). From “Friends with Benefits” to “Going Steady”: New Directions in Understanding Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. In A. Booth & A. Crouter (Eds.) Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities (pp.241-258). Mahweh, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers.
Felson, R. B., & Cares, A. C. (2005). Gender and the Seriousness of Assaults on Intimate Partners and Other Victims. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67 (5), 1182-1195.
Academic Conference Presentations
Cares, A.C., & Harris, C. (2010, November). College Students, Victimization, and Perceptions of Safety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
Cares, A.C., Williams, L., & Frederick, M. (2010, July). Adapting a Primary Prevention Program in a Diverse Campus Environment. Presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
Cares, A.C., Cusick, G.R., & Michels, L. (2009, November). A Portrait of Jewish Domestic Violence Victims in an Urban Community. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
Cares, A.C., Haynes, S., & Ruback, R.B. (2007, November). Economic Sanctions and Recidivism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
Cares, A.C. (2006, August). Marital Violence, Marital Quality, & Gender: A Longitudinal Analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada.
Cares, A.C., Ruback, R.B., & Hoskins, S.N. (2005, November). The Imposition and Payment of Criminal Economic Sanctions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
Cares, A.C. (2011, March). Prevention Programs in Practice: Bringing in the Bystander at UMASS Lowell. Presented at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Boston’s Title IX and Sexual Assault: Exploring New Paradigms for Prevention and Response, Boston, MA.
Cares, A.C. & Hamilton, D.B. (2011, February). Bringing in the Bystander Sexual Violence Prevention Program: A Model for Adaptation. Training presented for Jane Doe Inc (The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence) Training Institute, Marlborough, MA.
Cares, A.C. (2010, April). Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses: Bringing in the Bystander at UMASS Lowell. Presented at the City Manager’s Domestic Violence Task Force Domestic Violence Training, Lowell, MA.
Integrating Crime Victims’ Issues into University and College Curricula. Co-Principal Investigator with David Hirschel, and Linda Williams. Grantor: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime ($497,272). October 2009 – April 2012.
Bringing in the Bystander: Enhancing Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence on Two Campuses. Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Linda Williams. Grantor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ($378,499). September 2008 – August 2012.
SHALVA Project. Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Gretchen Cusick. Grantor: SHALVA, Chicago, IL ($56,226). March 2008 – July 2009.
Campus Safety and Wellness Surveys, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Chris Harris.
Grantor: Office of the President, University of Massachusetts ($4700). June 2007 – December 2008.