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Assistant ProfessorCriminal Justice
EducationPh.D. 2009, University of California – Criminology, Law and SocietyM.A. 2002, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey – Criminal JusticeB.A. 1999, Boston University – Sociology
Courses Taught• Law, Society and Justice • Alternatives to Incarceration • Corrections in America • Gender, Crime, and Punishment • Introduction to Law • Juvenile Justice • Legal and Administrative Aspects of Corrections (graduate)• Prisons, Punishment, and Corrections • Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice (graduate)Research Interests• Correctional Policy, Practice, and Culture• Punishment• Gender and Sexuality in the Criminal Justice System• Research DesignSelect PublicationsSexton, L., Jennes, V., & Sumner, J. (2010). Where the margins meet: A demographic assessment of transgender inmates in men’s prisons. Justice Quarterly, 27(6), 835-860.Jenness, V., Maxson, C., Sumner, J., & Matsuda, K. (2010). Accomplishing the difficult but not impossible: Collecting self-report data on inmate-on-inmate sexual assault in prison. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 21(1), 3-30.
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