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September 29, 2023

Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Lageson Published in The Hill and Wired

Recently published by Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Lageson:

THE HILL: Faulty background checks are violating privacy and ruining lives

WIRED: Will the Real David Sosa Please Stand Up? Police arrested and detained the wrong David Sosa—twice. Advances in technology should have prevented such mistakes long ago.

Sarah Lageson studies technology, surveillance, and data privacy in the criminal legal system. Her research examines “digital punishment” through data shared by the public and private sector, accuracy issues in criminal legal system data, criminal records and employment discrimination, public defense and legal aid, and expungement policy.

Sarah is a grant recipient of the National Institutes of Justice New Investigator/Early Career Award, is an Affiliated Scholar at the American Bar Foundation, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Law and Society Association. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Criminology, Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Punishment & Society, and The British Journal of Criminology. Her book, Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice, was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press and received the Michael J. Hindelang award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution to research in criminology. Sarah has also published articles and op-eds in Wired, the Washington Post, Vice, the Appeal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Conversation. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and her JD from Rutgers Law School.

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