On December 1, 2016, The Policy Lab cosponsored a luncheon talk with sociologist Kristin Turney. Professor Turney discussed her research on the consequences of different types of criminal justice contact, such as arrests, conviction, and incarceration, for mental health.
Kristin Turney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research, stemming from a rich tradition of social stratification inquiry, investigates the complex and dynamic role of families in creating, maintaining, and exacerbating social inequalities. In unraveling puzzles about family inequality, and about how the institution of the family interacts with other societal institutions (e.g., the educational system, the penal system), she uses a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological strategies, and population-based data sources.