Veronica L Horowitz
I am a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. My work focuses broadly on American criminal punishment, with a subfocus on gender. My dissertation uses a mixed-methods approach to investigate an underutilized form of mercy in US criminal justice, executive clemency. I am involved in many other research projects including a multi-state study of monetary sanctions (under co-I Chris Uggen, PI Alexes Harris), drug courts, domestic assault no contact orders, Evangelical attitudes towards prisoners and prison reform, and the experiences of caregivers who take custody of children when their parents become incarcerated.