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  • Biographical Description

  • Lisa Pasko is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she received her M.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, and her Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, both in sociology. For the past 20 years, she has been involved in criminal justice research. As project coordinator for the University of Hawaii Youth Gang Project, she evaluated numerous prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth. As juvenile justice research analyst for the Attorney General, she developed profiles of the serious juvenile offender and the female juvenile offender in Hawaii. She has also received grants from the Division of Criminal Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to investigate girls' experiences both inside and outside the justice system in Colorado.  She is co-author of three books: The Female OffenderGirls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings, and Latinas in the Criminal Justice System: Victims, Targets, and Offenders. Additionally, Dr. Pasko has published a variety of articles, chapters, and technical reports. She teaches such courses as the Female Offender, Drugs in Society, and Murder in America. Currently, she is researching a problem-solving court in Colorado.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • CV

  • Publications

  • 2022 brief on rise in crime

This portfolio last updated: 19-Feb-2023 12:25 PM