RSF Journal Conference: The Criminal Justice System as a Labor Market Institution

Awarded Scholars:
Sandra Smith,University of California, Berkeley
Jonathan Simon,University of California, Berkeley
Project Date:
Nov 2018
Award Amount:

Sociologist Sandra Smith and legal scholar Jonathan Simon will organize a conference for and co-edit an upcoming issue of the RSF journal, “The Criminal Justice System as a Labor Market Institution.” The issue will examine the relationship between criminal justice contact and inequalities in labor market experiences and outcomes. Papers will cover four main topics: 1) the consequences for mass incarceration of intersecting labor market institutions; 2) criminal justice policies as structural barriers to employment; 3) effects of post-prison employment on future criminal justice involvement; and 4) work and identity in and after prison. 


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


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