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“First-year students should be ready to explore criminal justice through many lenses: as new social scientists and as future practitioners in the field.”
lageson
Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
Rutgers University–Newark

Dr. Lageson's Story

Dr. Sarah Lageson studies data, technology, and justice. Her research centers on public access to criminal justice data, errors in criminal record databases, and associated issues with punishment, Constitutional rights, and inequality. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Her work has appeared in Criminology, Law & Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, the British Journal of Sociology, Contexts, Criminology & Public Policy, and numerous edited volumes. Sarah is interested in a mixed-methods approach and producing scholarship accessible to policy and broader public debate.

"Working with undergraduates is the best part of being a professor. Rutgers students come in with an amazing diversity of experiences and backgrounds - I learn so much from our class discussions. First-year students should be ready to explore criminal justice through many lenses: as new social scientists and as future practitioners in the field, and as dynamic scholars engaged with politics, culture, and law."