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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


Member Sally Simpson 

Sally Simpson

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Center for the Study of Business, Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC)
University of Maryland

is director of C-BERC and professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is principal investigator with Mark Cohen (Vanderbilt University) and Tom Loughran (Maryland) on a National Institute of Justice funded project to study the public willingness to pay for white-collar crime control. She is also examining the impact of board of director and top management team diversity on corporate misconduct with colleagues Debra Shapiro and Karen Beckman (Smith School of Business at UMD) and Gerald Martin (American University) on a grant funded by ADVANCE. Her research has appeared in Criminology, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, American Sociological Review, and Business Ethics Quarterly, among others. Dr. Simpson is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and, in 2008, was named Distinguished Scholar by the Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology. Dr. Simpson has served as President of the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is former Chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association and past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium. Recipient of the Herbert Bloch Award from the American Society of Criminology, in 2010, Dr. Simpson was named Woman of the Year by the President's Commission on Women's Issues at the University of Maryland. She received a B.S. in sociology from Oregon State University, an M.A. in sociology from Washington State University, and her Ph.D. in sociology from University of Massachusetts.

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