MSU Denver Experts Guide
Criminal Justice/Criminology, Women's Issues
Dating and domestic violence, Probation, Anti death penalty, Predators who groom victims
Title: Affiliate Professor
Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology
Alternate Phone: 303-882-4083
Interviewed by: 850KOA, FOX31
Rebecca Rivera-Serrano, Ed.D. is an affiliate professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She spent 20 working in law enforcement for the Department of Justice and as a senior probation officer for the 18th Judicial District in Colorado. During this time, she taught motivational interviewing through probation services within the State Court Administrator's Office.
Rivera-Serrano teaches and mentored men and women returning from prison at a post-secondary level and have designed post-secondary curriculum for correctional education. She developed a life skills curriculum for juveniles and adults who are in high risk environments and/or are serving some form of corrections sentence.
She obtained her doctorate from Creighton University in correctional education. Rivera-Serrano dissertation research addressed: Identifying the Practices that Reduce Criminality Through Community-based Post-secondary Correctional Education.Edit this page