Dr. Michael Menefee is a Research Associate at Justice System Partners (JSP). His research uses quantitative methods to study the effects of jail incarceration, probation supervision, and trauma among justice-involved populations. He has completed numerous studies which have been generously supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of California, Berkeley. He has published research on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequalities in the use of monetary bail and pretrial detention, the effects of jail incarceration on future criminal legal system involvement and labor market outcomes, and educational disparities among justice-involved populations. His dissertation, entitled “Trauma and the Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage” uses nationally representative survey data to study the relationship between childhood trauma and inequalities in adulthood, including educational attainment and criminal legal system involvement. He holds a PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley.
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