Mensah Adinkrah

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Anspach Hall 126
(989) 774-3367
email: adink1m@cmich.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
  • M.A. in Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986
  • M.A. in Sociology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1983
  • B.A. (Honors) in Sociology, University Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 1980

Areas of Teaching expertise

  • Criminology
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Corrections
  • Victimology
  • Homicide: Global Perspectives

Research Interests

  • Homicide
  • Suicide & Homi​cide-Suicides
  • Witchcraft in Africa
  • Violence Against Women and Children
  • Mortuary Beliefs and Practices

Selected Publications

  • Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books. (Forthcoming September 2015).
  • Femicide-Suicides in Contemporary Ghana: Victims, Offenders and Incidence Characteristics. Violence Against Women, 20, 1078-1096. (2014).
  • "Suicide in Ghanaian Men." In Lester, D., Gunn, J.F., & Quinnett, P. (Eds.). Men and Suicide. (pp.262-276). New York: Charles C. Thomas Publishing Limited. (2014).
  • Homicide-Suicides in Ghana: Perpetrators, Victims and Incidence Characteristics. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58, 364-387. (2014).
  • Confessions: Suicidal Ideation on a Ghanaian Radio Program. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 6, 229-234.(2014).
  • Glimpses of African Suicidality: Suicide and Culture in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Elechi Amadi's The Concubine. European Journal of Social Sciences, 37, 21-31. (2013).
  • Criminal Prosecution of Suicide Attempt Survivors in Ghana. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57, 1477-1497. (2013).
  • Better Dead than Dishonored: Masculinity and Male Suicidal Behavior in Contemporary Ghana. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 474-481. (2012)​.
  • Patterns of Female Suicidal Behavior in Ghana. Psychological Reports, 109, 649-662. (2011).
  • Child ​Witch Hunts in Contemporary Ghana. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 35, 741-752. (2011).