Joshua A Page
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D.: Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 2007.
- M.A: Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkely, CA, May 2001.
- Crime, Law, Deviance and Punishment
- Labor and Unionization
- Political Sociology
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Social Theory
- Soc 3101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
- Soc 4105 - Punishment and Corrections
- SOC 4125 - Policing America
- Soc 4142 - Juvenile Justice and the Law
- Soc 4145 - Youth Punishment and Corrections
- Soc 4190 - Topics in LCD: Crime on TV
- Soc 8190 - Topics in LCD: Crime and Punishment
- Soc 8190 - Topics in LCD: Sociology of Punishment
- Soc 8790 - Adv. Topics in Theory: Contemporary
Research & Professional Activities
- I’m currently studying a range of subjects, including bail, pre-sentence investigation reports, domestic violence protection orders, and crime desistance. I’m also finishing a book that uses historical case studies of state penal development to theorize about penal change
- Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle Over Criminal Justice, with Phil Goodman and Michelle Phelps. 2017. UK: Oxford University Press.
- “'It Can’t Be a Lie’: The Wire as Breaching Experiment." 2015. Chapter 1 in The Politics of HBO’s The Wire: Everything is Connected. 2015. Edited by Shirin Deylami and Jonathan Havercroft. NY: Routledge.
- "The Long Struggle: An Agonistic Perspective on Penal Development," with Philip Goodman and Michelle Phelps. 2015. Theoretical Criminology 19(3):315-335.
- "The State of the Job: An Embedded Work Role Perspective on Prison Officer Attitudes," with Amy Lerman. 2012. Punishment & Society 14(5):503-529.
- The 'Toughest Beat': Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers' Union in California. 2011. NY: Oxford University Press.
- "Eliminating the Enemy: The Import of Denying Prisoners Access to Higher Education in Clinton's America.” 2004. Punishment and Society 6(4):357-378.
- Herbert Jacob Book Prize