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Criminal Justice

Dr. Cassandra Reyes

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Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383



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Dr. Cassandra L. Reyes

  • Title: Associate Professor; Assessment Coordinator
  • Location: 512 BPM Center
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  • Phone: 610-436-2529


Dr. Reyes worked as a Probation Officer-Bilingual and a Senior Parole Officer-Bilingual for the State of New Jersey for approximately 10 years. In addition, she worked as a dispatcher for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Department for 3½ years and as a Correctional Officer at the Indiana County Jail for a short time before coming to West Chester University of Pennsylvania in August 2009. Dr. Reyes co-edited Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding with Dr. Mary Brewster. Additional publications include Of Fists and Fangs: An exploration of the degree to which the Graduate Hypothesis predicts future adolescent delinquency and aggression. Additionally, she has published an article in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation and has written several entries for online encyclopedias.

Dr. Reyes has served as a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Review, Criminology, Feminist Criminology, International Criminal Justice Reviews, The Prison Journal, and Violence Against Women, and as a manuscript reviewer for Sage Publications. She is also a member of the Editorial Committee for PASSHE’s Keystone Journal. Her research interests include animal cruelty, corrections, juvenile delinquency, theories of crime and delinquency, violence, and victimology.



  • M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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