Associate 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 criminal justice contact, employment and reentry, social inequality, technology-assisted methods for data collection, analysis, and intervention
Naomi Sugie is an Associate 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 families, with a particular focus on how the criminal justice system influences participation in the labor force, political system, and other governmental institutions. Sugie approaches her research from a variety of methodological approaches and she is particularly interested in the use of technology-assisted methods (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, for resources on ILD analytic methods.
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Sugie, Naomi F., Noah D. Zatz, and Dallas Augustine. 2020. “Employer Aversion to Criminal Records: An Experimental Study of Mechanisms.” Criminology. 58:5-34.
Gottlieb, Aaron and Naomi F. Sugie. 2019. “Marriage, Cohabitation, and Crime: Differentiating Associations by Partnership Stage.” Justice Quarterly. 36(3):503-531.
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.
Sugie, Naomi F. 2018. “Utilizing Smartphones to Study Disadvantaged and Hard-to-Reach Groups.” Sociological Methods and Research. 47(3):458-491.
Sugie, Naomi F. and Kristin Turney. 2017. “Beyond Incarceration: The Consequences of Criminal Justice Contact for Mental Health” American Sociological Review. 82(4):719-743.