Wade Jacobsen

Assistant Professor

Wade Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. In his research, he examines behavioral outcomes and unintended consequences of school punishment and juvenile justice involvement. 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. 

Areas of Interest:
  • labeling and stigma, peer networks, school discipline, incarceration and the family
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  • PhD Pennsylvania State University
  • MS Brigham Young University
  • BS Brigham Young University
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS699Q Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality Spring 2018 Syllabus
  • Wade Jacobsen
2220H LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: (301) 405-4730
Email: wcj@umd.edu