Sarah Lazzari

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology
PhD, Portland State University
MS, Portland State University
BA, University of Washington, Tacoma

Professor Lazzari started at Heidelberg during the 2019 summer sessions. Sarah teaches courses in Criminology and Sociology. Her research interests are related to how families are impacted during periods of incarceration. Sarah recently moved to Tiffin from southern California with her son. She completed her graduate studies in Portland, Oregon, where she worked with the Department of Corrections in various capacities. She facilitated cognitive behavioral classes and parenting classes in male prisons, and was also the head of the Research Committee for Oregon Department of Corrections. Sarah enjoys both the applied work, behind prison walls, and working toward prison reform through research. 

Courses Taught

BSC 201: Research Methods and Data Analysis
CRM 151: Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice 
CRM 221: Corrections
CRM 357: Victimology
CRM 362: Juvenile Justice
CRM 370: Internship in Criminology 
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 230: Contemporary US Social Issues
SOC 373: Sociology of Deviance
SOC 380: Special Topics: Death Penalty


How families are impacted by incarceration 

Research Interests

Prison rehabilitation, prison education, family bonding during incarceration, family prison visitations 


Lazzari CV

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Sarah Lazzari
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