Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

Corrections, translational research, reentry programs, prisoner treatment, minority populations, and prisoners' quality of life.

Daniela Barberi is a Colombian Ph.D. student in the Criminology, Law and Society program. She works 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 (Bogota, Colombia)

She has worked in a female prison developing a psychosocial intervention for inmates, and applying and developing projects for vulnerable inmates (e.g. reentry programs for women or working with women in maximum security). She also worked in a public hospital as the Leader of the Committee of Sexual Violence and Abuse, and as a counselor for survivors of sexual assault/abuse.

Selected Publications


  • Barberi, D. & Taxman, F. (2019). Diversion and Alternatives to Arrest: A Qualitative Understanding of Police and Clients’ Perspective. Journal of Drug Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0022042619861273
  • Barberi, D. (2019, accepted) Prisionero Mayor en Colombia [Elderly Prisoner in Colombia]. Revista Notas Criminológicas de la Asociación Colombiana de Criminología.
  • Barberi, D. & Smith, L. (2019, accepted). Inside the Patriarchy: What is it Like to Be a Female Correctional Officer? In Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice. Kendall Hunt Publishing
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368718808342
  • 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

Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg, PA, EEUU)

  • M.A. Criminal Justice 

Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

  • B.A. Psychology

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