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Christine A. Saum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Christine A. Saum received her Ph.D. at the University of Delaware. Dr. Saum has extensive experience managing grants, conducting process evaluations, collaborating with corrections and courts officials, and working with drug-involved offender populations in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She has previously served as Co-Principal Investigator for multi-year federally-funded studies of drug court offenders in outpatient treatment and studies of offenders in prison and community-based treatment programs. Dr. Saum has also worked on interventions involving reentry strategies for juvenile offenders and HIV prevention in corrections. She has served as a consultant on a national drug court management information systems project called eCourt and is currently working on a study of repeat offenders in a Wisconsin DUI court. Dr. Saum has also served as a Consultant for the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and previously was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, both at the University of Delaware. She has published in the areas of women offenders and drug use, corrections-based treatment, drug policy and the drug legalization debate, drug courts, DUI courts, sex in prison, and date-rape drugs and has co-authored a book on cocaine-exposed infants.

Contact Information
Phone:856-256-4500, x3541
Office Hours: FALL 2015 Tues 12-3pm


Saum, A. Christine Matthew L. Hiller, & Bridget Nolan. 2013. "Predictors of Completion of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court for Repeat Offenders." Criminal Justice Review, 38 (2): 207-225. Hiller, Matthew, Belenko, Steven, Taxman, Faye, Young, Doug, Perdoni, Matthew, & Saum, Christine. 2010. "Measuring drug court structure and operations: Key components and beyond", Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37 ( 9): 933-950. Saum, Christine A, & Matthew L. Hiller. 2008. "Should Violent Offenders be Excluded from Drug Court Participation? An Examination of the Recidivism of Violent and Nonviolent Drug Court Participants." Criminal Justice Review, 33 ( 3): 291-307

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