Youth Justice, Life Course/ Desistance, Social Inequality, Prisoner Reentry, Urban Crime, Qualitative Research Methods
Dr. Fader’s primary research interests are in urban social inequality and crime; youth justice; corrections; desistance and prisoner reentry; life course sociology and criminology, especially the transition to adulthood; and qualitative research methods. Her current research includes: (1) an ethnographic study of masculinity, adulthood and crime among men aged 25-34 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 early 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. 2013 Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood Among Urban Youth. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
**Michael J. Hindelang Book Award, American Society of Criminology
**2016 Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Selected Journal Publications:
Sankofa, jub, Alexandra Cox, Jamie J. Fader, Laura Abrams, Anne Nurse, and Michelle Inderbitzin. 2017. “Juvenile Corrections in the Era of Reform: A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Online First.
Fader, Jamie J. “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.
Fader, Jamie J. and Abigail R. Henson*. (In Press) “This Individual May or May Not Be on the Megan’s Law Registry: The Sex Offender Label’s Impact on Reentry.” In Moving Beyond Recidivism: Expanding Approaches to Research on Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration. Andrea Leverentz, Elsa Chen, and Johnna Christian (Eds.) New York University Press.
Fader, Jamie J. (In Press) “Keeping Ethnographic Traditions Alive in the Modern Academy.” In Using Ethnography in Criminology: Discovery Through Fieldwork. Stephen K. Rice and Michael Maltz (Eds.). Springer.
Fader, Jamie J. 2008. “You Can Take Me Outta The ‘Hood, but You Can’t Take The ‘Hood Outta Me: Youth Incarceration and Reentry.” In Elijah Anderson (Ed.) Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Anderson, Elijah and Jamie J. Fader. 2008. “The Urban Underclass.” Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Vincent N. Parrillo (Ed.) Sage Publications.
CJ 8204 – Policy and Practice in Juvenile Justice
CJ 4096 – Crime and Social Policy (writing intensive)