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Emily J. Salisbury
Emily J. Salisbury
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., Forensic Psychology, Castleton State College
  • B. A., Psychology, William Jewell College


Emily Salisbury is an Associate Professor in the Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the Hatfield School of Government. She has been at Portland State since 2007 and is currently Editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, a peer-review journal affiliated with the  International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.

Her areas of interest and research include corrections, correctional rehabilitation, risk/needs assessment and classification, and gendered pathways of offending behavior. She was involved with a National Institute of Corrections sponsored project investigating the unique needs and risks of women offenders in both prison and community settings. One of the major goals of this project was to explore how assessment and classification procedures can be significantly improved for female populations. As a result, a public-domain risk/needs assessment instrument was developed and validated specifically for use with women offenders. Dr. Salisbury also recently developed an identification and diversion protocol in Clark County Juvenile Court (Vancouver, WA) for youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Current Courses

CCJ 240: Punishment and Corrections (Campus, CCJ Online)
CCJ 370U: Women, Crime, and Justice (Campus)
CCJ 410: Offender Rehabilitation (CCJ Online)
CCJ 410/510/610: Correctional Rehabilitation (Campus)
CCJ 515/615: Theories of Crime and Justice (Campus)

Curriculum Vita (pdf)

Contact Information

Urban Center, 570E