Wade Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. In his research, he seeks to understand the influence of formal punishment, such as incarceration and school discipline, on behavioral outcomes across the life course. He is particularly interested in how punishment affects a person's social networks, including friendship and family networks, and in understanding the extent to which these network changes explain the association between punishment and subsequent behavior.
Dr. Jacobsen earned a PhD from the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State University and MS degree from the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He also spent two years as a Research Specialist in the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
- labeling and stigma, peer networks, school discipline, incarceration and the family
- PhD Pennsylvania State University
- MS Brigham Young University
- BS Brigham Young University
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice