NARSOL Speakers Bureau


Chrysanthi S. Leon, J.D., Ph.D.

Chrysanthi Leon, JD, PhD, is Deputy Dean of the Honors College at the University of Delaware and Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice with secondary appointments in Women and Gender Studies and Legal Studies. She received her graduate degrees from UC Berkeley. Leon is an interdisciplinary scholar in the area of penology, law and society who teaches courses on law and social science, sex crime and punishment, and criminal justice and mental health. Her book, Sex Fiends, Perverts and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America, is available from NYU Press. Leon is co-editor, with Katie Hail-Jares and Corey Shdaimah, of Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work (Temple University Press).

Dr. Leon has consulted on sex crime issues for a number of agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Justice Center of Louisiana and speaks regionally and nationally on sex offender issues, including media commentary in venues such as NPR’s NYC affiliate, the Takeaway and Al Jazeera, America.

Speaking Topics

  • Impact of the registry
  • Sex offense recidivism
  • Religious communities and re-entering persons
  • History of US sex offense policy



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