AProf Jan Jordan
School of Social and Cultural Studies
Phone: 04 463 5811
Location: Room 1117A, Murphy Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
MA (Cant), Dip Crim (Auck), PhD (VUW)
Women, rape and the police; sex work; gender issues in crime and policing.
Police responses to rape/sexual violation; women surviving rape; researching sexual violence; prostitution law reform.
Jordan, J., & Mossman, E. (2016). Skills for Safety: An evaluation of the value, impact and outcomes of girls' and women's self defence in the community. Wellington, NZ: Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa.
Jordan, J. (2015). Justice for Rape Victims? The spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak. In Crime, Victims and Policy: International Contexts, Local Experiences (pp. 84-106). Palgrave Macmillan
Jordan, J, (2015) The long and winding road: Improving police responses to women's rape allegations, Critical issues on violence against women, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Jordan, J. (2014). Beyond Belief?: Police, Rape and Women’s Credibility. In D. Canter (Ed.), Criminal Psychology. Volume Three: Violent Crimes. Los Angeles: Sage
Jordan, J, ‘From victim to survivor – and from survivor to victim: Reconceptualising the survivor journey’, Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5, 2 (2013) pp. 48-57.
Jordan. Jan (2012), Review of Pamela Davies, Gender, Crime and Victimisation. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 45 (2): 286-289.
Jordan, J, ‘Silencing rape, silencing women’, in Brown, J & Walklate, S (eds), Handbook of Sexual Violence. (London: Routledge ISBN: 9780415670722, 2012), pp. 253-286.
Jordan J, Sex work, in Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand (2011).
Jordan J, Here we go round the review-go-round: rape investigation and prosecution - are things getting worse not better?, Journal of Sexual Aggression, 17, 3, November (2011), pp. 234-249.
Kingi V, Mossman S, Jordan J, Challenging rape myths: key findings from a New Zealand study, Te Awatea Review, 8, 1-2, December (2010), pp. 26-31.
Jordan Jan, 'Of whalers, diggers and 'soiled doves': a history of the sex industry in New Zealand', in Taking the Crime out of Sex Work : New Zealand sex workers' fight for decrimininalisation, edited by Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald, Catherine Healy, with Aline Taylor (Bristol, The Policy Press, 2010), pp. 25-44.
Jordan Jan, 'Susan Brownmiller', in Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (London, Routledge, 2010), pp. 214-220.
Jordan Jan, 'Lest we forget: recognising and validating victims' needs', in Addressing the Causes of Offending - What is the Evidence? (Wellington, Institute of Policy Studies, School of Government, 2009), pp. 147-156.
Jordan Jan, 'Worlds apart? Women, rape and the police reporting process', in Victims and Victimisation: A Reader (Maidenhead, Open University Press, 2009), pp. 93-118.
Jordan Jan, 'Sexual assault', in The Sage dictionary of POLICING (London, Sage, 2009), pp. 289-291.
Jordan , Jan, The Sex Industry in New Zealand: A Literature Review. (Wellington: Ministry of Justice, 2005).
Jordan, Jan, 'Beyond Belief? Police, Rape and Women's Credibility', Criminal Justice, 4: 1 (2004), pp. 29-59.
Jordan, Jan, 'What would MacGyver do? The Meaning(s) of Resistance and Survival’, Violence Against Women, 11:4 (2005), pp. 531-559.
Jordan, Jan, 'The Word of a Woman? Police, Rape and Belief', (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
Jordan, Jan, 'Will Any Woman Do? Police, Gender and Rape Victims', Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 25, 2 (2002), pp. 314-319.
Jordan, Jan, 'Worlds Apart? Women, Rape and the Reporting Process', British Journal of Criminology, 4, 41 (2001), pp. 679-706.
Jordan, Jan, True 'Lies' and False 'Truths': Women, Rape and the Police (PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, 2001).
Jordan, Jan, 'Perfect victims and perfect policing?', Criminology Aotearoa/New Zealand, 15 (March 2001), pp. 4-6.
Jordan, Jan, 'Flora McKenzie', in Claudia Orange (ed), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
Jordan, Jan, Rape and Sexual Assault: An Overview of the New Zealand Situation (Report prepared for the Ministry of Women's Affairs, Wellington, 1999), 41 pp.
Jordan, Jan, Reporting Rape: Women's Experiences with the Police, Doctors and Support Agencies (Wellington, Institute of Criminology, 1998), 97 pp.
Jordan, Jan, 'Women who kill', in Ronda Bungay (ed), Scarecrows: Why Women Kill (Auckland, Random House, 1998), pp. 96-104.
Jordan, Jan, ' "There's not a lot of Justice in the System": Rape Victims' Views and the Police Response', in Rosemary Du Plessis and Geoff Fougere (eds), Politics, Policy and Practice: Essays in Honour of Bill Wilmott (Christchurch, University of Canterbury, 1998), pp. 27-41.
Jordan, Jan, 'The story of women who kill is the story of women', Criminology Aotearoa/New Zealand, 10 (September 1998), pp. 15-16.
Jordan, Jan, (script-writer and co-director) 'Cut It Out', a short film about self-mutilation and child sexual abuse (Wellington, NZ, 1998), 18 min.
Jordan, Jan, 'User Pays: Why Men Buy Sex', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 30, 1 (1997), pp. 55-71.
Jordan, Jan, 'Rape complaints and police client satisfaction: are they compatible?' Part 2, Criminology Aotearoa/New Zealand, 9 (March 1998), pp. 14-16.
Jordan, Jan, 'Rape complaints and police client satisfaction: are they compatible?' Part 1, Criminology Aotearoa/New Zealand, 8 (September 1997), pp. 13-14.
Jordan, Jan, 'Women, rape and false complaints', Criminology Aotearoa/New Zealand, 7 (March 1997), pp. 11-12.
Jordan, Jan, Working Girls: Women in the New Zealand Sex Industry Talk to Jan Jordan (Auckland, Penguin Books [New Zealand], 1991), 275pp.
Memberships, Appointments and Other Work
Member of Editorial Board for Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Regularly participates in training sessions for police officers and for members of community groups working with rape survivors
Appointed to the Prostitution Review Committee, established in January 2006
Associate Member of the Crime and Justice Research Centre, 2000-present
Literati Club Award of Excellence for the "Most Outstanding Paper" published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 2002
Victoria University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999