Dr. Joshua Cochran

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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 recent 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 SlateThe Marshall ProjectThe Society Pages, the London School of Economics, American Politics and Policy BlogThe Sarasota HeraldNIJ Crime Solutions, the Civic Research Institute, and ACJS Today. He was recently awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. thesis focused on incarceration and the implications for inmate social ties. He is currently pursuing projects focused on the collateral consequences of mass incarceration and the processes that lead to racial and ethnic disparities during and after a term of imprisonment.