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Sarah Britto, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
 Criminal Justice Administration
Email: sbritto@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3890

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Areas of Expertise

Crime-Related Public Perceptions (Attitudes Toward Police, Death Penalty, Gun Control, Fear of Crime), Media Representations of the Criminal Justice System, Restorative Justice, Media Literacy

Professional Background

Much of Dr. Britto’s research focuses on the forces that shape crime-related public perceptions, with an emphasis on the role of racialized and gendered media representations. In addition to media research, she has also published several articles on gender inequality and violent crime and co-authored the book In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families.


Ph.D., Florida State University

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

M.S., Florida State University

B.A., Louisiana State University

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