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When Gender Neutral is Not Good Enough in Working with Justice-Involved Women

  • Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D.

    Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D.
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Criminal Justice and Behavior, the official academic research journal of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. Criminal Justice and Behavior is the leading publication source for research on evidence-based correctional practices among offender populations. She is also co-author of the book, Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, currently in its 9th edition at Routledge Publishing.

    Dr. Salisbury’s primary research interests include correctional policy, assessment, and treatment intervention strategies, with a particular focus on female offenders and gender-responsive policy. Her research publications have appeared in several top academic journals and edited volumes. At the University of Cincinnati, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2007, Dr. Salisbury was the project director of two research sites that developed and validated the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA) instruments in a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections. The WRNA correctional assessments are specifically designed to focus on the criminogenic needs of justice-involved women, and has been implemented in over 20 international and domestic jurisdictions.

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