Ashley B. Batastini: Article Analysis

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Ashley B. Batastini is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Southern

Mississippi. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University after completing a pre-

doctoral internship at Western State Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. She received her Master of Science

degree in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Drexel University and her Bachelor of

Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Batastini has recently authored or co-

authored several peer-reviewed publications related to topics such as violence risk communication, barriers to

offender employment upon release, treatment of inmates in administrative segregation, juvenile sexual offense
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She has also authored a book chapter on the use of

telepsychology in correctional and forensic practice, and co-authored a chapter on correctional psychology for the

recent edition of the Handbook of Forensic Psychology (Weiner & Otto, 2013). Dr. Batastini was recognized as

the Outstanding Student of the Year (2015) by the American Psychological Association’s Division 18

(Psychologists in Public Service) Criminal Justice Section. She was also the 2015 recipient of the
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