Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Punishment and Social Inequality, Race Class and Crime, Transitions to Adulthood, and Qualitative Research Methods
Jamie joined the faculty of the School of Criminal Justice in fall 2008. Her research interests include juvenile corrections, transitions to adulthood, prisoner reentry, and desistance from offending. She is the author of Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth (Rutgers University Press, 2013), based on over three years of ethnographic research with black and Latino males on the cusp of adulthood and incarcerated at a rural reform school designed to address “criminal thinking errors.” Jamie observed these young men as they transitioned back to their urban Philadelphia neighborhoods, resuming their daily lives and struggling to adopt adult masculine roles. She previously worked on ProDES (Program Development and Evaluation System), a comprehensive, outcomes-based evaluation of programs offered to adjudicated delinquent youth.