Taryn VanderPyl

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences

503-838-8356 | vanderpylt@wou.edu
MA 215

Personal Website

At WOU since

06/24/2019

Course schedule

Spring 2021
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
30374 CJ453 CORRECTIONS - ONLINE CRS
30373 CJ453 CORRECTIONS T 1000-1150 ONLINE CRS
30371 CJ449 YOUTH GANGS AMERICAN SOCIETY T 1400-1550 ONLINE CRS

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Areas of responsibility

I am an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences here at Western Oregon University, Research Director of the Western Restorative Justice and Reentry Center (WRJRC), and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (R3). My research focuses on interventions within and legislation concerning juvenile and adult corrections that affect reentry and recidivism, as well as addressing social hostility toward those with justice system involvement. My earlier experiences as a high school special education teacher and consultant, as well as a foster parent, have contributed to research and activism regarding disproportionate representations of vulnerable and marginalized populations in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. My work on affecting the outcomes of youth and adults in these systems has led to participation in numerous academic, behavioral, and reintegration programs in both juvenile and adult correctional facilities with a priority on emphasizing the voices of those seldom heard. I have presented on behalf of my research participants and fellow change agents at multiple national and regional criminal justice conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals across various related fields of study.

Please check out my personal website here for more info.




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