Avoin Kirja (Open Book)
Rose Marie Äikäs is an Assistant Professor in the Social Science/Criminal Justice Department at CUNY/Queensborough Community College where she has been a faculty member since 2008. Ms. Äikäs completed her Ph.D. at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice, her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, her Masters in Social Work at University of Illinois-Chicago and her undergraduate studies at University of Illinois-Chicago. Ms. Äikäs’ research interests lie in the areas of Afro-Scandinavian experience, correctional mental health, comparative global prison studies, and legal and regulatory barriers faced by formerly incarcerated individuals worldwide. Ms. Äikäs is a native of Helsinki, Finland.