Lina Marmolejo

Lina Marmolejo

Lina Marmolejo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, International Development, Pre-trial, Corrections, Re-entry.

Lina Marmolejo is a doctoral candidate in the Criminology, Law and Society Department at George Mason University. Her research interests include criminal justice and security sector reform, pretrial justice, community corrections, rehabilitation and reentry programs. Her dissertation research examines pretrial decisions, processes and outcomes of defendants from five Caribbean countries: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname. Prior to joining GMU, she worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States, in the design, management and implementation of international development projects, with an emphasis on crime and violence prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Selected Publications

Dezember, A., Stoltz, M., Marmolejo, L., Kanewske, L.C., Doyle Feingold, K., Wire, S., Duhaime, L., & Maupin, C. (2020). The Lack of Experimental Research in Criminology: Evidence from Criminology and Justice Quarterly. Journal of Experimental Criminology. DOI 10.1007/s11292-020-09425-y

Rengifo, A. F., & Marmolejo, L. (2020). From Action to Representation: Indicators of Defense Performance in a Sample of Pretrial Hearings in Colombia. [in Spanish]. Latin American Law Review, No. 04, 1-23.

Byrne, J., Kras, K., & Marmolejo, L. (2019). International Perspectives on the Privatization of Corrections. Criminology and Public Policy. 18 (2), 477-503.

Marmolejo, L., Byrne, J., & Taxman, F.S. (2019). Innovations to Transform Probation Supervision: An Examination of Experiences across eleven US Agencies. In P. H. Graham, McNeill, P. Raynor, F. Taxman & C. Trotter & (Editors). The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. London: Routledge.



M.S. (Public Administration), Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Paris.

B.A. (Finance and International Relations), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota.