Tracy L. Tamborra is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. She completed her doctoral degree in Criminal Justice from City University of New York/John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Tamborra’s research interests include sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence. She also studies and teaches courses on the impact of the criminal justice system on women, persons of color, individuals affected by poverty and other historically marginalized groups. Professor Tamborra serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies. She comes to academia after many years of direct service with victims of child abuse, sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence; most recently she was the Director of Domestic Violence Services at a not for profit organization in Jersey City, NJ. Professor Tamborra has delivered professional workshops and academic paper presentations, as well as, developed and facilitated numerous trainings for government agencies, prosecutor’s offices, police departments and not for profit organizations.