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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Deena Isom Scott

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-0107
Office: Currell College, Room 109
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
African American Studies Program
Deena Isom Scott


  • Ph.D. 2015, Emory University, Criminology and social psychology
  • M.S. 2009, Northeastern University, Criminology and criminal justice
  • B.S. 2006, The University of Georgia, Psychology
  • B.A. 2006, The University of Georgia, Criminal justice


Isom Scott, D. A. & Grosholz, J. M. (Forthcoming). Unpacking the racial disparity in crime from a racialized general strain theory perspective. Deviant Behavior.

Isom Scott, D. A. (2018). Disentangling the impact of female victimization across racial and ethnic lines. Victims & Offenders. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2018.1468369.

Isom Scott, D. A. (2018). Latina fortitude in the face of disadvantage: Exploring the conditioning effects of ethnic identity & gendered ethnic identity on Latina offending. Critical Criminology, 26, 49-73.

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