Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware
Christy Visher, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, is an expert in crime prevention strategies, drug testing and incapacitation.
Visher served as the science advisor to the director, deputy director of research and research associate at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and served as the principal research associate at The Urban Institute. She was a member of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council, is active in the American Sociological Association and served as the vice president of the American Society of Criminology. She has received several awards and honors including the most cited female scholar, the Dissertation Fellowship Award from NIJ and Phi Beta Kappa.
Visher has published dozens of chapters and articles in scholarly journals including Criminology, The Journal of Experimental Criminology and Law & Society Review as well as co-authored the book Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America.
She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana University and B.A. from Trinity University.
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