Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Corrections, translational research, alternatives to incarceration, reentry, cultural competence, and minority populations.

Daniela Barberi is a Colombian Ph.D. student in the Criminology, Law & Society program.

She is finishing her doctoral program in Colombia where she works with the Bogotá Mayor's Office as the leader of the only governmental reentry program that supports people who have been previously incarcerated.

While she was in the U.S. she worked at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) with Dr. Faye Taxman and Dr. Danielle Rudes.

She has an M.A. in Criminal Justice, from Penn State University, where she obtained the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the Criminal Justice Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. Her B.A. is in Psychology from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).

Daniela has worked with different justice populations and in various settings, such as corrections, community corrections, police officers, individuals who have substance use disorders, and in hospitals with survivors of sexual violence.

Selected Publications

  • Marmolejo, L., Barberi, D., Bergman, M., Espinoza, O., & Fondevila, G. (2020). Responding to COVID-19 in Latin American Prisons: The Cases of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and MexicoVictims & Offenders, 1-24.
  • Barberi, D. (2020) Prisionero Mayor en Colombia [Elderly Prisoner in Colombia]. Revista Notas Criminológicas de la Asociación Colombiana de Criminología.
  • Barberi, D. & Smith, L. (2020). Inside the Patriarchy: What is it Like to Be a Female Correctional Officer? In Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice. Kendall Hunt Publishing
  • Barberi, D. & Taxman, F. (2019). Diversion and Alternatives to Arrest: A Qualitative Understanding of Police and Clients’ Perspective. Journal of Drug Issues.
  • Ahlin, E. & Barberi, D. (2019). Addressing Sexual Assault and Victimization in Juvenile Detention Facilities: Fifteen Years Post-PREA. Juvenile Justice Update, 9-18.
  • Barberi, D., Ahlin, E., Hummer, D. C., & Gabbdidon, S. (2018). Are Non-U.S. Citizens Color-Blind? The Racialization of Violent Crimes. Race and Justice.
  • Ahlin, E., Hummer, D. C., & Barberi, D. (2017). Inmate Code and Prison Culture. In O. Hayden Griffin & Vanessa Woodward (Eds.), Handbook of Corrections in the United States (pp.346-356). New York, NY: Routledge.


George Mason University (Fairfax, VA, EEUU)

  • Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society (ongoing)

Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg, PA, EEUU)

  • M.A. Criminal Justice 

Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

  • B.A. Psychology

In the Media

Featured Student at Penn State Harrisburg (2020)