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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Deena Isom

Title: Associate 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


  • 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, D. A., Grosholz, J. M., Whiting, S., & Beck, T. (2020). A gendered look at Latinx general strain theory. Feminist Criminology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1557085120973077.

Semenza, D. C., Isom, D. A., Grosholz, J. M., & Jackson, D. B. (2020). Disentangling the reciprocal health-crime relationship among adults: The role of healthcare access and health behaviors. Social Science & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112800.

Isom, D. A. (2020). Status, socialization, and identities: Central factors to understand disparities in crime. Sociology Compass, 14(9), e12825. doi: 10.1111/soc4.12825.

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