Kathleen Powell, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology & Justice Studies
Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
- PhD in Criminal Justice, Rutgers - Newark, 2019
- MS in Criminology, The University of Pennsylvania
- BS in Criminology, The College of New Jersey
- Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
- Crime and the Life Course
- Corrections, Punishment and Inequality
- Courts and the Legal Profession
- Quantitative Research
- Research Methods
Kathleen Powell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies. She earned her PhD from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers - Newark and her MS from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research broadly assesses the impacts of involvement with the justice system, with a focus on health and inequality over the life course.
Her dissertation studied the long-term consequences of involvement with the juvenile justice system for mental health. Powell has also worked on projects identifying the collateral consequences of incarceration for labor markets and family life, and the occupational health of public defenders. Her research projects utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods.