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Victoria Terranova

Victoria Terranova

Associate Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2382
Cand 2249C
Office Hours
Tues 3:30 – 5:30 pm and Thurs 1-2 pm virtual/in-person or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Campus Box 147
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Corrections, program evaluation, recidivism, research methods

Publications/Creative Works

Morley, R.H., Terranova, V.A., Cunningham, S., & Kraft, G. (2016). Self-compassion and predictors of criminality. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 25(5), 503-517.

Terranova, V.A. & Pollock, J. (2015). DWI enforcement after Missouri v. McNeelyThe Criminal Law Bulletin, 52(1).

Terranova, V.A. & Bowman, S. (2015). The forgotten population: Elderly and community corrections. Journal of Community Corrections, 24(3), 5-12.

Terranova, V.A. & Vandiver, D.M. (2014). Does gender change things? Analysis of the different between male and female violent crime for solo and co-offenders. Violence and Gender, 1(3), 124-130.


Dr. Victoria Terranova is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to joining the University of Northern Colorado in 2016, she received her PhD in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. She has conducted research on pretrial risk assessment, group offending, corrections, offender reentry and recidivism. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including the: Journal of School Violence, Journal of Community Corrections, Federal Probation, Criminal Justice & Behavior and Violence and Gender. During her time at UNCO, Dr. Terranova has also served as a sponsored research fellow (2018-2020). She also serves an active role in the UNCO Criminology & Criminal Justice Master’s program in both teaching and student research mentorship. She has chaired a variety of graduate and undergraduate student theses, as well as collaborated with Criminology & Criminal Justice graduate students on local and statewide funded research projects.

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