Caryn E. Saxon


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2012, Missouri State University

  • BA, English and Religious Studies, 2002, Webster University


  • CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  • CRM 220 Criminology
  • CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
  • CRM 356 The Resilient Officer: Conflict and Stress in Policing
  • CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRM 377 Inmate Voices
  • CRM 376 Restorative Justice
  • CRM 415 Difference and Diversity in Criminology
  • CRM 496 Senior Seminar

Research and professional interests

Ms. Saxon’s research and professional interests include the role of identity in criminal justice and institutional corrections, restorative and transformative justice models, conflict transformation, and prison literature.?Caryn has coauthored a landmark book in the criminal justice field titled Restorative Justice: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice. She also regularly volunteers in the local community in such ways as teaching a weekly domestic violence awareness class to jail inmates and serving on the Missouri Department of Corrections’ Restorative Justice Board.

Other interests

Volunteer work and associations

  • Administrative Director, Conflict and Communication Center of the Ozarks
  • Center for Diversity and Reconciliation
  • Domestic Violence Awareness, Greene County Jail
  • Restorative Community Board, Missouri Department of Probation and Parole
  • Safe to Sleep
  • Ozarks Literacy Council