Sarah Boonstoppel is a PhD candidate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include whether and how early adulthood role transitions relate to continuity and change in offending. Currently, she is examining how becoming a parent relates to social and subjective changes implicated in the desistance process. To address these questions, she collected and is analyzing in-depth, semi-structured interviews with formerly sanctioned, at-risk youth in Philadelphia. These interviews are a supplement to the Pathways to Desistance Study. This qualitative analysis is the focus of her doctoral dissertation.
- Crime & the Life Course, Criminological Theory, Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods, Prisoner Reentry, Offender Decision-making
- MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
- Ph.D Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland (May 2014)
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice