Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. Sociology and Social Policy, Demography, Princeton University
3319 Social Ecology II
Criminology, Law and Society
Punishment and mass incarceration, employment and prisoner reentry, social inequality, families, criminological theory, demography, new technologies for data collection and analysis
Naomi Sugie is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society (and, by courtesy, Sociology). Sugie’s research examines the consequences of incarceration and other forms of criminal justice contact for individuals and their romantic partners. She also investigates factors related to criminal behavior and deviance over the life course, from youth through elderly age. Sugie approaches her research from a mixed-methods perspective and she is particularly interested in the use of new technologies (e.g., smartphones) to address traditional methodological difficulties for studying hard-to-reach and highly mobile groups. Her dissertation distributed smartphones to men recently released from prison in Newark, NJ and documented daily job search and employment experiences through real-time surveys. See her website on intensive longitudinal data (ILD), which she maintains with Rachel Goldberg, sociology, UCI, for resources on ILD analytic methods.
Other current projects include a study of the effects of TANF drug offender bans on recidivism (funded by the National Science Foundation) and an experimental employer survey study on criminal record stigma (with Noah Zatz, UCLA; funded by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the UC Consortium on Social Science and Law).
Select recent publications:
Sugie, Naomi F. 2018. “Work as Foraging: A Smartphone Study of Job Search and Employment after Prison.” American Journal of Sociology. 123(5):1453-1491.
Gottlieb, Aaron and Naomi F. Sugie. 2018. “Marriage, Cohabitation, and Crime: Differentiating Associations by Partnership Stage.” Justice Quarterly. Online First.
Sugie, Naomi F. and Kristin Turney. 2017. “Beyond Incarceration: The Consequences of Criminal Justice Contact for Mental Health” American Sociological Review.
Sugie, Naomi F. and Michael C. Lens. 2017. “Daytime Locations in Spatial Mismatch: Job Accessibility and Employment at Reentry from Prison.” Demography 54(2):775-800.
Sugie, Naomi F. 2016. “Utilizing Smartphones to Study Disadvantaged and Hard-to-Reach Groups.” Sociological Methods and Research. Online First.