Michael Menefee is a Research Associate at Justice System Partners (JSP) and a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the effects of jail incarceration, probation supervision, and trauma among justice-involved populations. Michael has completed numerous studies which have been generously supported by the National Science Foundation and UC 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 in Michigan. Michael’s 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.
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