Translational Research Fellows

Blythe Bowman

Dr. Blythe Bowman Balestrieri

Associate professor of criminal justice, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Raleigh Building, Room 2013 Phone: (804) 828-5708 Email:


  • Inmate litigation
  • Correctional law

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Bowman Balestrieri collaborated with Dr. Robyn McDougle and Sheriff Michael Wade to create the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office Basic Jailor Academy, which has been in successful operation since summer 2011. Bowman Balestrieri also oversees law library services for jail residents at the Richmond City Sheriff's Office. She received the Wilder School Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award for 2014.

Bowman Balestrieri also helped put together an international conference on organized crime in art and antiquities while serving as a key member on the planning committee of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council to the United Nations. While working for the Douglas County Department of Corrections in Omaha, Neb., she received the Director’s Coin of Excellence as well as a commendation for her work in the county jail law library. As a junior faculty member at VCU, she was selected to serve as guest editor on two special editions on art crime for the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and Crime, Law, and Social Change.

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