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TaLisa J. Carter
Affiliated Scholar
Justice Policy Center
  • Profile
  • Outside Affiliations
  • TaLisa J. Carter is an affiliated scholar at the Urban Institute; an assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology at American University; and an affiliate with the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason University.

    Carter is dedicated to understanding the interactions of deviance, social organizations, and race. Her ongoing research examines theoretical explanations of accountability in the criminal justice system, the role of identity in criminal justice professions, and the impact of colorism on criminal justice outcomes.  

    Previously, Carter worked as a deputy corrections officer in Savannah, Georgia, where she supervised residents with diverse classification statuses. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in Deviant Behavior and Sociological Forum.

    Outside Affiliations
    American University
    Assistant Professor
    Brookings Institute
    Affiliated Scholar
    Advancing Correctional Excellence! at George Mason University
    Faculty Affiliate

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