Cassandra Atkin-Plunk, Ph.D.

Cassandra A. Atkin-Plunk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 222
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Dr. Cassandra Atkin-Plunk is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests span both institutional and community corrections with an emphasis on contemporary issues in corrections, including problem-solving courts and the reentry and reintegration of offenders.  She was awarded a    Florida Department of Corrections grant to evaluate offender reentry through the Everglades Re-entry Center and the post-release programs at the Miami-Dade Portal of Entry. Dr. Atkin-Plunk’s research focuses on evidence-based practices and program evaluations in an effort to identify what works in corrections. Her research has been published in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. Dr. Atkin-Plunk teaches courses in Ethics in the Justice System, Corrections, and Capital Punishment.