Jeff Mellow, Ph.D. presenting Elisa Toman, M.S. the Student Paper Award at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference on November 17th, 2016
Jeff Mellow, Ph.D. presenting Elisa Toman, M.S. with the Student Paper Award at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting on November 17th, 2016

Elisa Toman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include theories of crime and formal social control, individuals’ incarceration experiences, and criminal sentencing. The present paper, “Extending Research on the Victim-Offender Overlap: Linking Prison Misconduct and In-Prison Victimization,” advances theory and scholarship on both victim-offender overlap and prison social order by examining the linkage between prison misconduct and in-prison victimization. Her dissertation focuses on gender differences in prison misconduct and in-prison punishment. Her work has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Prior to undertaking her doctoral studies, Elisa received a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Miami in 2012, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 2013. She is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2017.