Associate Professor


University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Chrysanthi Leon (B.A. Yale; J.D. and Ph.D., University of California, Berkley) focuses her work on sex crimes and punishments, criminal court reform and corrections, and the sociology of law. Her research also involves alternatives to imprisonment, problem-solving courts and the relationship between punishment and society.  She is the author of the book, Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America, and is co-editor of the forthcoming Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work.  Dr. Leon has received several university-wide awards for student advising and mentoring. She holds secondary appointments in Women and Gender Studies and Legal Studies.