Chrysanthi Leon is the Deputy Dean of the Honors College, Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Women & Gender Studies, and Legal Studies, and founding member of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-based Violence at the University of Delaware. She is an interdisciplinary scholar in penology, law, and society whose research and teaching address sexual crime and punishment, sex work, and the prison system. She is the author of Sex Fiends, Perverts and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America.