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C. Clare Strange

C. Clare Strange, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies
Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
Office: 3401 Market Street, Suite 202
Phone: 215.571.4628

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  • PhD, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2021
  • MSW, Social Work, Hunter College, 2013
  • BSW, Social Work, Bowling Green State University, 2010

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Courts, sentencing and corrections
  • Treatment/rehabilitation
  • Harm reduction
  • Public health
  • Inequality


Dr. Clare Strange is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies at Drexel University and is affiliated with the Center for Public Policy as well as the Healthcare Approaches to Justice Collaborative. Her research centers on the intersection of justice and public health and includes (for example) projects relating to legal financial obligations, court-related policy and programming, medication-assisted therapies for opioid use disorder, and hospital-based violence intervention. Dr. Strange utilizes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies and often draws upon the implementation science literature.

Dr. Strange currently manages a randomized controlled trial of a court fines and fees relief intervention in Philadelphia that is sponsored by Arnold Ventures. Other sponsored research includes the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship ($730,000). Beginning in 2024, Dr. Strange (Principal Investigator) and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators will conduct a five-year process and impact evaluation of Pennsylvania’s 8th edition sentencing guidelines and their impacts on racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing outcomes.

Dr. Strange’s work is informed by her early career as a social worker in both domestic and international correctional, reentry, and medical settings. As such, she aims to produce transdisciplinary research with strong programmatic and policy applications for academic, practitioner, and policymaker audiences alike.

Selected Publications:

  • Ben Stockton, C. Clare Strange, and Ofer Harel, 2023, “Now you see it, now you don’t: A simulation and illustration of the importance of treating incomplete data in estimating race effects in sentencing”, Journal of Quantitative Criminology,
  • Jordan Zvonkovich, Matthew Kleiman, Rhys Hester, and C. Clare Strange, 2023, “The impact of COVID-19 on sentencing practices”, American Journal of Criminal Justice,
  • Sheetal Ranjan, C. Clare Strange, Michelle L. T. Wojcik, Aakash Shah, and Eric Alcera, 2023, “Setting up violence intervention specialists for success: Bridging the gap between concept and practice in hospital-based violence intervention programs”, American Journal of Surgery,
  • C. Clare Strange, Sarah Manchak, Jordan Hyatt, Damon Petrich, Alisha Desai, and Cory Haberman, 2022, “Opioid-specific medication-assisted therapy and its impact on criminal justice and overdose outcomes”, Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews,
  • Sheetal Ranjan, Christine Neudecker, C. Clare Strange, Michelle Teaford-Wojcik, Aakash Shah, and Ramon Sohlkhah, 2022, “Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs): Making a case for qualitative evaluations”, Crime & Delinquency,
  • C. Clare Strange, Joshua Cochran, John Wooldredge, and Ben Feldmeyer, 2021, “Sentencing add-ons and their implications for disparities in a guidelines state”, Crime & Delinquency,
  • Sheetal Ranjan, Aakash Shah, C. Clare Strange, and Kate Stillman, 2021, “Hospital-based violence intervention: Strategies for cultivating community partnerships and strengthening practitioner engagement”, Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 2021-0590.
  • Christopher J. Sullivan, C. Clare Strange, Carrie Sullivan, Jamie Newsome, Melissa Lugo, Derek Mueller, Amber Petkus, Bryan Holmes, Holly Lonergan, and James McCafferty, 2019, “Multi-method study on risk assessment implementation and youth outcomes in the juvenile justice system”, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.