Brianna Remster, PhD
Department of Sociology & Criminology
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Area of Expertise
- Crime and Deviance
- Mass incarceration and its consequences
- Prisoner Reentry
- Juvenile Delinquency
Dr. Remster is an expert on the prison boom in the United States and its consequences for individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole. She is currently examining the risk of homelessness over time for ex-prisoners, and she is documenting the impact of the prison boom on political representation. She can also speak to how incarceration impacts divorce rates, the factors that influence criminal involvement over the life course, and why depressed adolescents are more likely to be delinquent.
- Ph.D., Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.A., Crime, Law, and Justice, The Pennsylvania State University, Crime, Law, and Justice
- B.A., Criminal Justice and Sociology, University of Dayton
- Remster, Brianna. 2014. "Self-Control and the Depression-Delinquency Link." Deviant Behavior
- Felson, Richard B., Eric Silver, and Brianna Remster. 2012 "Mental Disorder and Offending in Prison." Criminal Justice and Behavior 39:125-143.
- Massoglia, Michael, Brianna Remster, and Ryan D. King. 2011. "Stigma or Separation? Understanding the Incarceration-Divorce Relationship." Social Forces 90:111-132.
Selected Professional Experience
- Managing Editor of Criminology, Flagship journal for the American Society of Criminology, 2010-2013.
- Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, 2007-2010.