Faye S. Taxman, PhD

About Me:
Health service criminologist. Emphasis on intervention and implementation scientist with attention to justice processes. Vested in humane care.

Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D., is a University Professor at George Mason University. She is a health service criminologist. She is recognized for her work in the development of seamless systems-of-care models that link the criminal justice system with other health care and other service delivery systems and reengineering probation and parole supervision services. She has conducted experiments to examine different processes to improve treatment access and retention, to assess new models of probation supervision consistent with RNR frameworks, and to test new interventions. She has active “laboratories” with numerous agencies including the Virginia Department of Corrections, the Alameda County Probation Department (CA), the Hidalgo County Community Corrections Department (TX), the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and the Delaware Department of Corrections. She developed the translational RNR Simulation Tool (www.gmuace.org/tools) to assist agencies to advance practice. Dr. Taxman has published more than 200 articles. She is the author of numerous books including Implementing Evidence-Based Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment (Springer, 2012 with Steven Belenko). She is co-editor of Health & Justice and former co-Editor of Perspectives (a publication of the American Probation and Parole Association). The American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections has recognized her as Distinguished Scholar twice as well as the Rita Warren and Ted Palmer Differential Intervention Treatment award. She received the Joan McCord Award in 2017 from the Division of Experimental Criminology. In 2018, she was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. In 2019, she received the lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Sentencing and Corrections. She has received numerous awards from practitioner organizations. She has a Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice.


Rutgers University, The Graduate SchoolPh.D., Graduate Program in Criminal Justice1982
Rutgers University, The Graduate SchoolM.A. (with honors), Graduate Program in Criminal Justice1981
University of TulsaB.A. (with honors), Political Science and Criminal Justice1977
Email: ftaxman@gmu.edu