Susan V. Koski, LP.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Field Studies


Contact Information

Office Hours

409 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-3088
Email Address:
Monday 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm
Friday 10:30am-12:00pm



LP.D., 2010, Northeastern University, Law and Policy
M.S., 2005, Central Connecticut State University, Criminal Justice
Research Interests: reentry, public policy, gender and crime

Teaching Experience

Graduate Courses
M.S. Criminal Justice:
  • Law and Social Control
Undergraduate Courses
B.A. Criminology:
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (online)
  • Criminology
  • Criminology (online)
  • Corrections
  • Community Corrections
  • Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation 
  • Principles and Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Victimology (online)
  • Juveniles: Real World Intervention (Service Learning/Community Engagement)
  • Supervised Field Studies (Internship)


Selected Papers and Technical Reports

Bantley, K. & Koski, S. (2013). The Dark Knight rises: An examination of the insanity plea and the James Holmes case. Journal of Law and Social Deviance, 6, 154-184.

Koski, S.V. (2013). Rape and sexual assault. In Jeffrey Ross (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Publications.

Costanza, S.E., Kilburn Jr., J.C. & Koski, S.V. (2013). Are minority areas disproportionately targeted for halfway house placement? Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.

Koski, S.V. & Bantley, K. (2013). Coping with reentry barriers: Strategies used by women offenders. Insight: Rivier Academic Journal.  

Koski, S.V. (2009). Principal Investigator: Evaluation of the “Speak Up” project.” Technical report provided to the Department of Children and Families, Center for Children’s Advocacy, and the Judy Dworin Performance Project.

Koski, S.V. & Costanza, S.E. (under review). The need for female-specific reentry and rehabilitation programs: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology.

Koski, S.V. (under review). A multidisciplinary review: Policy recommendations and intervention strategies for female offenders. International Law and Policy Review. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Koski, S.V. (in progress). Victim-offender overlap. In Miller, M., Gover, A., Jennings, W., & Schreck, C. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Chapter

Costanza, S.E., Helms, R., Kilburn Jr., J.C., and Koski, S.V. (2012). The weed and seed initiative and police activity within communities in Global Community Policing: Problems and Challenges, (Eds. Verma, A., Das, D., and Abraham, M.), Taylor and Francis.

Scholarly Presentations

Koski, S.V. & Costanza, S.E. (fall 2013). An examination of narratives from women offenders: Villains or victims? Paper submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA.

Koski, S.V. & Bantley, K. (2012). Female offenders: Coping with reentry and dual diagnosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL.

Koski, S.V. & Bantley, K. (2012). Barriers to reentry: Common coping strategies for the female offender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. New York, NY.

Koski, S.V., Costanza, S.E, & Kilburn Jr., J.C. (2011). Suburban, white and not in my backyard: The contextual politics of halfway house siting. Panel Chairperson and Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Koski, S.V. (2011). Interdisciplinary policy perspectives. Panel Discussant and Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Political Science, Hartford, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2010). Using life course theory to identify criminal pathways in female offenders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Koski, S.V. (2010). Life course theory, policy and female offending. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA.

Community Presentations

Koski, S.V. (2012-present). Principal Investigator & Focus Group Facilitator. Court Support Services Division (CSSD) Probation Survey—Focus Groups with Probation Officers, Chief Probation Officers, and Gender-Responsive Cade Managers. (HSC #: S13002). Connecticut-Statewide.

Koski, S.V. & Cox, S. (2012-present). Principal Investigator. Hartford Police Department SMART grant submitted: Using the PROSPER Program to Assess Reentry. Hartford, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2012). Presenter. Women in Criminal Justice. CCSU Criminal Justice Club, New Britain, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2010). Facilitator. Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2010). Discussant. Women and domestic violence: Discussion of Sin By Silence. Women and film festival--Unlocked images: Family, warriors, and art. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2010). Panel Presenter. Graduate and Law School Forum. CCSU Criminal Justice Club, New Britain, CT.

Koski, S.V. (2006). Presenter. Practical education for a complex world: Integrated, collaborative and intentional learning. Presented at Norwalk Community College Professional Development Day Norwalk, CT.

Media Interviews

International Business Times, New York, New York: Why Is Violent Crime In The US On A Long-Term Decline--Interview conducted by Palash Gosh, August 3, 2011.

Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT: When The Suspect, Victim Are Women--Interview conducted by Hilda Munoz, April 18, 2011.