I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Faculty Associate at the Maryland Population Research Center.
My research investigates the roles of schools and the criminal justice system in shaping child wellbeing and inequality. My current work examines social and behavioral outcomes of school punishment and juvenile arrest. I am particularly interested in (1) how these formal sanctions affect a child or adolescent's social networks, including family and friendship networks, and (2) the extent to which these network changes can explain associations of punishment with subsequent behavior and educational outcomes.
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