Toya Like

Associate Professor

Office: 446 Cherry Hall
Ph: 816-235-5706
Email: liket@umkc.edu

Biography

Professor Like joined the faculty at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2006 after receiving her doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Her research focuses in two primary areas: (1) contextual and individual level characteristics on risks for violent victimization, and (2) intersections of inequality across characteristics such as race, gender and class on crime and justice-related outcomes.  Professor Like also teaches various course at the undergraduate and graduate level including theoretical criminology and race, class and justice.

Academic Credentials

B.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri – St. Louis (1999)

M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri – St. Louis (2002)

Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri – St. Louis (2006)

Research Interests

  • Intersections between gender, race and class in offending and victimization
  • Victimization among people of color and disadvantaged groups
  • City and neighborhood variations in crime and victimization
  • Racial inequality in urban context and risks for victimization

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