Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Morgan Pater

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Morgan Pater is a PhD student at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.  She is interested in the experience of crime, violence, and punishment, particularly among youth. More specifically, her work explores institution-level effects on individual-level perceptions and dispositions. Her current research involves social systematic observation of arraignment courts in the United States in a comparative perspective.

Research Areas

Youth, Institutions, and Violence
Communities and Crime
Race, Neighborhoods, and Inequality


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