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Rashaan Deshay

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)


RASHAAN DESHAY is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Focusing largely on qualitative methodology, she is currently conducting research exploring aspects of the criminal career. She is also working on research that aims to gain better insight into the experiences of individuals while they are incarcerated, as well as how they adjust to life once they are released. She has published on topics related to wrongful convictions, among others. In addition, Rashaan has worked on both state and federal civil and criminal matters, including drug trafficking, wrongful death, and employment discrimination cases. Rashaan received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). She also holds Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University. Rashaan’s SRI paper is titled “‘She’s puttin’ pressure on me to do somethin’’: The impact of personal relationships on intermittency in the criminal career.” SRI Mentor: Heith Copes (University of Alabama at Birmingham); SRI Reviewer: Shadd Maruna (University of Manchester); RDCJN Peer Mentor: Jennifer Cobbina (Michigan State University).