Dr. Patricia Vanvoorhis

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Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.  She received her doctorate degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Van Voorhis has published extensively in the leading criminology and criminal justice journals and is the author of Psychological Classification of the Adult, Male Prison Inmate and lead author of Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, currently in its 8th edition. She has provided and continues to provide expertise to federal, state and local agencies on topics pertaining to correctional effectiveness, program implementation, evaluation techniques, women offenders, risk assessment and correctional classification. She is the former deputy editor of Justice Quarterly, the co-founder of the Division of Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology, and has served on many professional and civic boards of directors, including for the American Society of Criminology and the International Community Corrections Association.  Dr. Van Voorhis is a fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and has received several awards for scholarly attainment, including the American Society of Criminology’s August Vollmer Award, the Simon Dinitz Research Award from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Coramae Richey Mann Leadership Award from the Minority and Women Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted Palmer Differential and Individualized Intervention Award, the Volunteers of America’s Maud Booth Award for Correctional Service, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Division of Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology and the Distinguished Alumni Award for Scholarship from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.  She has directed numerous federal and state-funded, research projects and continues to pursue a rigorous consulting and research agenda in retirement.

If you would like to contact Dr. Vanvoorhis, please email her at: pat.vanvoorhis@uc.edu