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Joshua Clifford Cochran

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-7688
Email: joshua.cochran@uc.edu

Dr. Joshua C. Cochran received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2013. His research focuses on punishment, incarceration, and inequalities that emerge within these areas. He is co-author, with Daniel P. Mears, of the book Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Sage). His writing appears in leading criminology and crime policy journals and his views and research findings have been featured in a variety of outlets, including Slate, The Marshall Project, The Society Pages, the London School of Economics, American Politics and Policy Blog, The Sarasota Herald, NIJ Crime Solutions, the Civic Research Institute, and ACJS Today. He was previously awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing Dissertation Award and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Outstanding Student Paper Award for work from his Ph.D. thesis focused on incarceration and the implications for inmate social ties. He recently received the Distinguished New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing and the New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Currently, he is a principal investigator, along with Dr. John Wooldredge, on a three-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice examining the use and impacts of solitary confinement in Ohio prisons and a co-investigator on an NIJ-funded study examining solitary confinement in Florida prisons.  Dr. Cochran is also pursuing a range of collaborative projects with graduate students focused on punishment and sentencing.

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