Kim Kras is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at San Diego State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, following a career as a probation officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections. Kim’s research considers how client behavior change occurs from both the client and officers’ perspectives by examining reentry-related experiences, collateral consequences of convictions, and evidence-based practices. Her work is also focused on translating research findings into practice through practitioner publications, on-site and web-based training, and continued partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association.
Kim is also working on the Sex Offender Management and Supervision Project (SOMS). She is collecting information on current practices and policies on supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses with her colleague, Andy Harris (UMass Lowell). This work brings together legislative and administrative policies with frontline perspectives of the day-to-day realities of supervising this population to advance research on the best individual and organizational practices. Stay tuned for an upcoming frontline officer survey!