Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D.

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Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D.

Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Kras earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, following a career with the Missouri Department of Corrections. Her work centers on the study of community corrections, reentry and desistance from offending behavior, and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Dr. Kras’ research considers how offender behavior change occurs from both the offenders’ and community corrections agents’ perspectives by examining reentry-related experiences, collateral consequences of convictions, and evidence-based practices. Dr. Kras’ work has been published in Criminology and Public Policy, Criminal Justice and Behavior and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Dr. Kras’ work is also focused on translating research findings into practice through practitioner publications, on-site and web-based trainings, and continued partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association.