Brandy Blasko, Ph.D. presenting John Wooldredge, Ph.D. with the  Distinguished Scholar Award at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference on November 17th, 2016
Brandy Blasko, Ph.D. presenting John Wooldredge, Ph.D. with the Distinguished Scholar Award at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting on November 17th, 2016

John Wooldredge is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. His research focuses primarily on institutional corrections and the well-being of both inmates and custodial staff, and on criminal case processing and extralegal disparities in case dispositions and outcomes. He is currently working with Josh Cochran on a study of the use and effects of restrictive housing in Ohio prisons (funded by the National institute of Justice), in addition to working on studies of officer and prison effects on change in correctional officer legitimacy over time (with Ben Steiner), the impact of Ohio reentry approved prison programs on rule violations and recidivism (with Ed Latessa and the UC Corrections Research Institute), and the cumulative disadvantages to felony defendants attributable to both individual and neighborhood demographics (with Jim Frank and Natalie Goulette). Most recent publications include studies of neighborhood effects on pretrial dispositions, causes and correlates of victimization in prison, and individual versus aggregate factors shaping how correctional officers exercise power.
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