Corrections, solitary confinement, prison culture, victimology, organizational culture, social inequalities, public policy, health and the criminal justice system
Taylor is an M.A. student in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University, and currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant at The Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). Her research interests include corrections, victimology, social inequalities, and the intersection of health and the criminal justice system.
Taylor currently works with Dr. Danielle S. Rudes at ACE! on a variety of projects, including one that involves developing a domestic violence/interpersonal violence risk assessment tool for adult probation officers to use that more accurately assesses the risk of recidivism.
Prior to attending George Mason University, Taylor received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from York College of Pennsylvania. In addition, she was employed by adult probation in York, Pennsylvania, where she assisted adult probationers complete their community service hours. She also completed an internship at York Hospital's Emig Research Center and completed an internship at the Y.O.U.T.H Program Inc., where she worked with juveniles on probation who were completing their community service hours.
The purpose of Taylor's thesis is to better understand culture in prisons. Her research specifically explores components of procedural justice, collective efficacy, and perceptions of safety among inmates living in solitary confinement units.
M.A. (expected May 2019), Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University
B.S., Criminal Justice, York College of Pennsylvania
B.S., Psychology, York College of Pennsylvania