Criminal Justice and the Life Course

The prevalence of incarceration in jails and prisons in the US is nearly five times the rate of 40 years ago and greater than any other developed country. Extensive research documents the adverse consequences of incarceration on health. Incarceration, however, represents only a small fraction of overall contacts with the criminal justice system given the high frequency of surveillance, arrests, and convictions. In addition, contacts with the criminal justice system have significant consequences for family formation, fertility, child development, child mental health, and youth educational outcomes. CPIP faculty are actively engaged in innovative projects to understand the criminal justice system’s influence on these demographic and health processes.

Faculty: George Farkas, Amanda Geller, Ana Muñiz, Emily Owens, Naomie Sugie, Bryan Sykes, Kristin Turney


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