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Melinda Tasca

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University (2014)
  • M.S. School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University (2009)
  • B.S. School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University (2006)

mtasca@shsu.edu

Office: C-225
Phone: (936) 294-1643

Areas of Expertise:
Correctional policy; Collateral consequences of incarceration; Disparities in punishment; Race/ethnicity, gender, crime, and justice

Biography:

Melinda Tasca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on corrections, the consequences of incarceration for children, inmates, and families, as well as disparities in the criminal justice system. Her recent work has appeared in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Punishment and Society, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. Tasca has expertise in mixed methods, as well as extensive experience collaborating with correctional agencies, and studying vulnerable and diverse family systems. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and Sam Houston State University's (SHSU) Enhancement Research Grant Program.


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