Youth Justice, Life Course/ Desistance, Social Inequalities, Corrections/Reentry, Urban Crime, Qualitative Research Methods
Dr. Fader’s primary research interests are in urban social inequalities and crime; youth justice; corrections; desistance and prisoner reentry; life course sociology and criminology, especially the transition to adulthood; and qualitative research methods. She is the author of Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth, which was recognized as the best book of 2016 by the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Her current research includes: (1) an ethnographic study of Millennial men living in a high-reentry community in Philadelphia; (2) a series of long-term case studies exploring the life trajectories of young men of color who were incarcerated as youth and are now in their mid-30s; (3) a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Family Functional Therapy modified for youth at risk of gang-joining (FFT-G), funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Fader, Jamie J., Scott W. VanZant, and Abigail R. Henson. “Community-Level Crime Framing in an Era of Criminal Justice Reform.” Justice Quarterly. Online first.
Fader, Jamie J. 2019. “The Game Ain’t What It Used to Be: Legal and Illegal Work among Modern Day Drug Sellers.” Journal of Drug Issues. 49(1): 57-73.
Thornberry, Terence P., Brook Kearley, Denise C. Gottfredson, Molly P. Slothower, Deanna N. Devlin, and Jamie J. Fader. 2018. “Reducing Crime among Youth at Risk for Gang Involvement: A Randomized Trial.” Criminology & Public Policy. 17(4): 953-89.
Sankofa, jub, Alexandra Cox, Jamie J. Fader, Laura Abrams, Anne Nurse, and Michelle Inderbitzin. 2018. “Juvenile Corrections in the Era of Reform: A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 62(7):1763-86.
Fader, Jamie J. 2016. “Criminal Family Networks: Criminal Capital and Cost Avoidance Among Urban Drug Sellers.” Deviant Behavior. 37(11):1325-1340.
Fader, Jamie J. 2016. “’Selling Smarter Not Harder’: The Role of the Life Course in Shaping Perceptions of and Adaptations to Sanction Risk” International Journal of Drug Policy. 36(2016):120-129.
Fader, Jamie J. and LaTosha L. Traylor. “Dealing with Difference in Desistance Theory: The Promise of Intersectionality for New Avenues of Inquiry.” Sociology Compass. 9(4):247-260.
Fader, Jamie J., Megan Kurlychek, and Kirstin Morgan. “The Color of Juvenile Justice: Racial Disparities in Dispositional Decisions.” Social Science Research. 44C(2014): 126-140.
Fader, Jamie J., Brian Lockwood, Victoria Schall, and Benjamin Stokes. 2015. “A Promising Approach to Narrowing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The WISE Arrest Diversion Program.” Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice. 13(2):123-42.
Fader, Jamie J. and Dum, Christopher P. 2013. “Doing Time, Filling Time: Bureaucratic Ritualism and Other Systemic Barriers to Youth Reentry” Children and Youth Services Review. 35:899-907.
Kelly, Christopher E. and Jamie J. Fader. 2012. “Computer-Based Employment Applications: Implications for Offenders and Supervising Officers” Federal Probation. 76(1). June 2012.
Fader, Jamie J. 2011. “Conditions of a Successful Status Graduation Ceremony: Formerly-Incarcerated Urban Youth and their Tenuous Grip on Success.” Punishment & Society. 13(1): 29-46.
CJ 8202 - Corrections (graduate)
CJ 8204 – Policy and Practice in Juvenile Justice (graduate)
CJ 2001 – Introduction to Juvenile Justice
CJ 2401 – Nature of Crime
CJ 4097 – Crime, Justice & the American Dream (capstone/WI)