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Kelly Socia

Kelly M. Socia, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Kelly Socia

Kelly M. Socia is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. His research interests include offender re-entry and recidivism, registered sex offenders, public policy-making, environmental criminology, geographic information systems, and spatial analyses. His recent publications have appeared in journals such as "Crime and Delinquency," "Criminology and Public Policy," and "Psychology, Public Policy, and Law." He recently served as co-editor (with Andrew Harris) of the "Sex Offender Law Report," a nationally-circulated publication read by policymakers and legal and criminal justice professionals. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY in 2011. His dissertation examined the passage, efficacy, and consequences of sex offender residence restrictions in New York, and was funded in part by the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship.

Center supported projects: Sex Offender Management Policy (2014, with Andrew Harris).