Wade Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. In his research, he examines the effects of punishment, such as incarceration and school discipline, on behavioral outcomes across the life course. He is particularly interested in the consequences of punishment for individual social networks, including friendship and family networks, and in the role of social networks in 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