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Faculty Affiliates

NACJD Faculty Affiliates

The NACJD project at ICPSR is supported by an interdisciplinary group of University of Michigan faculty. Representing 10 different academic units, these scholars are leading experts on topics related to crime, law, and justice.

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Rebecca Cunningham, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, University of Michigan Injury Center
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Areas of expertise: Assault and firearm related injuries; substance abuse prevention

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Sara Heller, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Youth crime reduction and interventions; field experiments

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Luke Hyde, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Developmental psychopathology; adolescent antisocial behavior

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Jeffrey Morenoff, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Population Studies Center
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Neighborhood effects on crime; prisoner reentry

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Michael Mueller-Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: The economics of crime, administrative data on criminal justice

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J.J. Prescott, JD, PhD

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Empirical Legal Studies Center & Program in Law and Economics
University of Michigan Law School

Areas of expertise: Criminal law; sentencing; courts

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Joseph P. Ryan, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Co-Director, Child and Adolescent Data Lab
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Juvenile justice, child maltreatment, foster care, transition to adulthood, administrative data.

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Margo Schlanger, JD

Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law; Director, Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
University of Michigan Law School

Areas of expertise: Civil rights; prisoner rights; prison litigation

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Sarah Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FSAHM

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Adolescent drug use and violence prevention; child and adolescent health and well-being; risk and resilience

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David Thacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Criminal justice policy; policing

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Heather Thompson, PhD

Professor, Department of History, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, & Residential College
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: History of punishment and criminal justice policy

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Marc Zimmerman, PhD

Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor, School of Public Health & Department of Psychology; Director, Prevention Research Center
University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Violence prevention; delinquency; adolescent health and resilience; empowerment theory