Dr. Karen Lahm graduated from Wright State University with her B.A. in Sociology in 1995. She then obtained her M.A. from WSU in the Applied Behavioral Sciences program in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Kentucky in 2001. She is currently an assistant professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Capital University . Her areas of specialization include criminology/deviance, corrections and penology, women and crime/corrections, and quantitative methods. She has been active in presenting her scholarship at professional conferences and has published research articles in leading criminology journals.