Alissa R. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Phone: (657) 278 - 2072
Office: GH 536
M/W 11:30AM -1:00 PM
or by appointment
- 2009 Doctor of PhilosophyThe Graduate Center, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,Dissertation: “Registered Sex Offenders in the Community:A Test of Agnew’s General Strain Theory”Emphasis Area: Criminology and Deviance
- 2006 Master of Arts in Criminal JusticeJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
- 2003 Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal JusticeFlorida State University
- Sex offender policy and management
- Sexual violence prevention
- Restorative and transformative justice with sex offenders
Manuscripts in press or published
- Sacks, Meghan, Ackerman, Alissa R., & Shlosberg, Amy. (accepted for publication). Rape Myths
in the Media: A Content Analysis of Local Newspaper Reporting in the United States. Deviant Behavior.
- Harris, Danielle A., Ackerman, Alissa R., & Haley, Molly. (2017). Losing my religion: An
exploration of religion and spirituality in men who claim to have desisted from sexual offending.
Criminal Justice Studies.
- Levenson, Jill & Ackerman, Alissa R. (2016): The Relationship between Sex Offender Height
and Pedophilic Interest. Deviant Behavior , DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1254986
- Ackerman, Alissa R. & Burns, Marshall. (2016). Bad Data: How Government Agencies Distort
Statistics on Sex-Crime Recidivism. Justice Policy Journal, 13, 1-23.
- Cooper, Rebecca, Heldman, Caroline, Ackerman, Alissa R. & Farrar-Meyers (2016). Hidden
Corporate Profits in the Prison System: An Analysis of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Contemporary Justice Review, (Online First), 1-21.