Christine Ann Visher


Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • A nationally recognized expert on crime and justice, Visher has 25 years of experience in policy research.
  • Specialties include prisoner reentry, employment of offenders, criminal violence, crime prevention strategies, youth offenders, prisons and probation.
  • Director of UD's Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Visher is knowledgeable about substance abuse as well as its interplay with criminality and the criminal justice system.
  • Visher previously worked as a senior scientist for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a senior associate with The Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Director, Center for Drug and Health Studies
Professor, Sociology

In The News:
Bon Secours program helps people transition to normal life after years behind bars (Baltimore Sun)
Reenty: back to work school and family (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Two former offenders recognized for finding new lives through jobs (News Journal, Wilmington, Del.)
Sunshine for ex-cons looking for work (Washington Post)
The right has a jailhouse conversion (New York Times)

prisons, probation, criminal justice, substance abuse