Wade Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and a Faculty Associate at the Maryland Population Research Center. His research investigates the roles of schools and the criminal justice system in shaping child and adolescent development and inequality. His current work examines the social and behavioral outcomes of school punishment and juvenile justice involvement. He is particularly interested in how these formal sanctions affect a child or adolescent's social networks, including family and friendship networks, and in understanding the extent to which these network changes can explain associations of punishment with subsequent behavior and educational outcomes.
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
- stigma, peer networks, school discipline, juvenile arrest
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsPennsylvania State University
Degree TypeMSDegree DetailsBrigham Young University
Degree TypeBSDegree DetailsBrigham Young University
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