Dr. Tusty ten-Bensel is an Assistant Professor. She received her B.A and M.A in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her dissertation focused on the collective nature of sexual violence during political conflicts, focusing specifically on Bosnia and Sierra Leone.
Currently, her research interests include international collective sexual violence, self-concepts and future orientations of at-risk youth, prison reentry programs, and sex offender behavior and policies. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including as Criminology, Journal of Youth & Society, and Victim & Offenders. She has worked with several federal, state and local agencies to evaluate programs intended to address prisoner reentry.