Skiffer, La Tanya

La Tanya Skiffer is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at California State University – Dominguez Hills. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

How Black Female Offenders Explain Their Crime and Describe Their Hopes: A Case Study of Inmates in a California Prison
2009 0-7734-4916-7
The majority of criminological literature focuses on male inmates using quantitative methods. This is the only work that examines black female offenders' perceptions of the etiology of crime.

Race, Class, and Gender Bias of the American Justice System: A Study of California’s “three Strikes” Law
2011 0-7734-3938-2
This book critically evaluates the media for manifest and latent content of its rhetoric, particularly, as it pertains to California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” legislation. It offers new insight into the intersection of mass media’s crime coverage and its influence on readers.