Emily J. Salisbury

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Areas of Expertise

  • Women offenders
  • Gender-responsive policy
  • Evidence-based corrections
  • Offender risk assessment
  • Correctional rehabilitation
  • Sex trafficking

Key Findings

  • In the article, “Gendered Pathways: A Quantitative Investigation of Women Probationers’ Paths to Incarceration,” Salisbury and her co-author investigated three pathways that lead to women’s recidivism MORE
  • In the article, “Diverting Victims of Sexual Commercial Exploitation from Juvenile Detention: Development of the InterCSECt Screening Protocol,” Salisbury and her co-authors created a three-and-a-half month pilot... MORE


Emily J. Salisbury, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is an expert in correctional assessment, offender treatment intervention strategies, female offenders, and gender-responsive policy.

Salisbury actively consults with several state, federal, and international correctional agencies on how to implement evidence-based and gender-responsive strategies with women offenders. She served as the project director of two research sites that developed and validated the Women’s Risk/Needs Assessment instruments (WRNAs) through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections and the University of Cincinnati. Additionally, she successfully implemented an identification and diversion protocol for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Clark County Juvenile Detention (Vancouver, WA), which has been implemented in several additional jurisdictions.

She has published in numerous scholarly journals and is the co-editor of the book, Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation.

Salisbury received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Castleton State College, and B.A. in Psychology from William Jewell College.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @CrimeGenderProf

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