Dr. Karen Holt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She holds two master’s degrees, one in Criminal Justice and one in Forensic Psychology. She earned her doctoral degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Dr. Holt’s research focuses on sexual deviance, sexual offending, and the intersection of technology, media, and offending. Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Violence and Victims, Sexual Abuse, and The Journal of Behavioral Medicine. She has presented her research at both national and international criminology conferences. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Criminology, The Latina Researchers Network, The Center for Gender in Global Context, The Research Consortium for Gender-Based Violence, and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. She is a board member of the Michigan chapter of ATSA and Small Talk, a children’s advocacy center in Lansing.