Kristan N. Russell is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies in the College of Juvenile Justice and a Research Scientist in the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. She earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2020 and conducts research to help inform and improve public policies that involve sexual offenses. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Feminist Criminology, and Qualitative Criminology.