Karen Terry

Karen Terry

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1999 PhD           University of Cambridge, Criminology
1996 MPhil         University of Cambridge, Criminology
1994 BA              University of California, Irvine, Criminology Law and Society
1994 BA              University of California, Irvine, Psychology




Karen J. Terry, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and on the faculty of the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds a doctorate in criminology from Cambridge University. Her primary research interest is sexual offending and victimization, particularly abuse of children in an institutional setting, and she has received nearly $4 million in federal and private grants. Most significantly, she was the principal investigator for two studies on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in the U.S. She has also received funding to evaluate the crime decline in New York City; evaluate stop and frisk practices and other policing practices; enhance criminal justice education in China; and, provide educational opportunities to train students in homeland security.


Sexual abuse, victimization, sex offender policy

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