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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 numerous journals including Criminology and the Law & Society Review, and she is the author of the critically acclaimed Oxford Press book, Digital Punishment. Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice. Sarah uses a mixed-methods approach in her research and strives to produce scholarship that is 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."