Catherine Kimbrell

Catherine Kimbrell

Catherine Kimbrell

Pretrial, money bail, restorative justice, meta-analysis

Catherine S. Kimbrell is a doctoral candidate in Criminology, Law and Society at Mason and works as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with Dr. David Wilson.  Catherine has worked with Dr. Wilson on a number of juvenile justice related meta-analyses and systematic reviews, including juvenile diversion and restorative justice practices, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Pew Charitable Trusts. In addition, Catherine was funded by the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) to conduct a study on incarcerated and released pretrial defendants, gauging their perceptions and experiences with money bail. Prior to her work with Dr. Wilson, she worked as a GRA for the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) with Dr. Faye Taxman.  Her research interests include the pretrial stage of the criminal justice process, in particular the topic of money bail, restorative justice, and alternative sentencing.   

Grants and Fellowships

Summer Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, 2018

Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship, Economic Club of Washington, D.C., 2017-2018

Courses Taught

CRIM 315 Research Methods & Analysis in Criminology


M.A. (Criminal Justice), John Jay College of Criminal Justice

B.S. (Justice Studies, German), James Madison University