Areas of expertise: Gender and Crime; Correctional Programming; Prisoner Reentry
Dr. Kerry Richmond is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lycoming College. She received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Boston College and her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University. In May 2009, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her current research evaluates whether employment in the federal prison industries program, UNICOR, affects the institutional misconduct and recidivism rates of female inmates. Her primary research interests focus on the effectiveness of correctional programming to promote the reintegration of offenders, specifically females and she has presented her research at the American Society of Criminology conference meetings. In addition to her teaching and research background, Dr. Richmond also worked for several years creating alternative sentencing plans for federal and state defendants and developing parole plans for state inmates through the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Baltimore, MD.