Prof. Phelps’ research is in the sociology of punishment, focusing in particular on the punitive turn in the U.S. Much of her work focuses on the rise of probation supervision as a criminal justice sanction and its relationship to mass incarceration. She has also examined a variety of criminal justice topics, including the build-up of mass incarceration and police reform.
For more detailed and up-to-date information, please find her personal website at: www.michellesphelps.com.
- Ph.D.: Sociology and Social Policy, Princeton University, 2013
- M.A: Sociology, Princeton University, 2010
- B.A: Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
- Crime, Law and Deviance
- Mixed Methods