Karen Holt

Karen Holt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice whose research focuses on sexual deviance and offending and the intersection of media and sexual violence.

Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Violence and Victims, Sexual Abuse, and The Journal of Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Criminology, The Latina Researchers Network, The Center for Gender in Global Context, The Research Consortium for Gender-Based Violence, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She is a board member of the Michigan chapter of ATSA and Small Talk, a children’s advocacy center in Lansing. Dr. Holt also serves as a consulting criminologist for the Michigan State Police's First District Cold Case Homicide Review Team.