Susan Miller

Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Delaware

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and crime
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Restorative justice
  • Juvenile justice
  • Victimization
  • Domestic violence

Key Findings

  • Restorative justice is compatible with procedural justice for victims and offenders. Restorative justice aids in correcting the harms created by the formal criminal justice system. MORE


Susan Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, is an expert in gender and crime, criminal justice policy, restorative justice, and gender and community policing.

Miller is a board member of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Young@Art, a group that connects incarcerated juveniles with creating and marketing their artwork as part of rehabilitation. She also consults with the National Institute of Justice. Miller was a professor at Northern Illinois University and taught at the University of Maryland and George Washington University. She has received numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for her book on restorative justice for victims of severe crimes and their offenders.

She has been published in scholarly journals as well as authored the books, After the Crime:  The Power of Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Offenders; The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics; Victims as Offenders: Women’s Use of Violence in Relationships; Crime Control and Women: Feminist Implications of Criminal Justice Policy; and, Gender and Community Policing: Walking the Talk.

Miller received her Ph.D. and M.A. in criminology from the University of Maryland and B.A. in sociology from Rutgers University.

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