Tracy L. Tamborra, Ph.D.


Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008
M.S., University of New Haven, 2000
B.S., University of New Haven, 1996


Dr. Tamborra's research interests include domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and the effects of the criminal justice system on women, persons of color, persons affected by poverty and other traditionally marginalized groups.

Recently Published Books and Articles

Muzzica, R., Tamborra, T.L., & Amarelli, G. (2015) Emerging cultural conflicts in Italy: A challenge for criminal law. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 4, 141-153.

Raghavan, C., Cohen, S., & Tamborra, T. (in press). Development and Preliminary Validation of the Multidimensional Sexual Coercion Questionnaire. Sexual Aggression.

Tamborra, T., Terry, K., & Dutton, L. (2014). Verbally coerced sex: Does she have to say no? International Review of Victimology 20(2), 227 - 241.

Tamborra, T. (2014). African American females and domestic violence. African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press: CA.

Tamborra, T. (2012). Poor, urban, battered women who are stalked: How can we include their experiences? Feminist Criminology, 7(2), 112 - 129.

Tamborra, T. & Narchet, F. (2011). University Sexual Misconduct Policy: Prioritizing student-victim voices. Crime Prevention and Community Safety 13(1), 16-33.

Courses Taught

  • CJ 210 Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 311 Criminology
  • CJ 411 Victimology
  • CJ 606 Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • CJ 618 Crime Victims: Rights and Services