TaLisa J. Carter is a native of Long Island, New York, dedicated to understanding the interactions of deviance, social organizations and race. After earning her B.A. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Carter worked as a deputy corrections officer in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Carter earned her M.A. (2015) and Ph.D. (2018) both in Criminology at the University of Delaware. Currently, Dr. Carter is a postdoctoral fellowship at American University in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. TaLisa has also received funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Carter's research has been presented to practitioners and academicians at conferences such as the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Sociological Association.
Dissertation: Blinded Bars: Race & Social Control among Corrections Employees Committee: Drs. Karen F. Parker (chair), Aaron Kupchik, Christy Visher, & Jeffrey A. Fagan (Columbia Law School)
Thesis: InFormal Control: Collective Efficacy among Correctional Employees Advisor: Dr. Karen F. Parker
2012 - 2013
Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
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