Incarceration Publications

Faculty Fellows of the ISS’ Mass Incarceration project have published recently on their incarceration-related research and have additional works in press.


Eason, John M., Danielle Zucker, and Christopher Wildeman. “Mass Imprisonment Across the Rural-Urban Interface.” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Haskins, Anna R. and Kristin Turney. “Demographic Landscape and Sociological Perspectives on Parental Incarceration and Childhood Inequality” in When Parents are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children, American Psychological Association Press.

Haskins, Anna R. “Paternal Incarceration and Schooling Contexts: Intersecting Inequalities of Educational Opportunity,”Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Haskins, Anna R. and Wade C. Jacobsen. “Schools as Surveilling Institutions? Paternal Incarceration, System Avoidance and Parental Involvement in Schooling,” American Sociological Review.

Kim, Hyunil, Christopher Wildeman, Melissa Jonson-Reid, and Brett Drake. “Lifetime Prevalence of Child Maltreatment Among US Children.” American Journal of Public Health.

Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. “Mental and Physical Health of Children in Foster Care.” Pediatrics.

Wildeman, Christopher, Anna R. Haskins, and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, eds. When Parents Are Incarcerated: Interdisciplinary Research and Interventions to Support Children. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Wildeman, Christopher, Alyssa Goldman, and Hedwig Lee. “Health Consequences of Family Member Incarceration for Adults in the Household.” Public Health Reports.

Wildeman, Christopher and Emily A. Wang. “Mass Incarceration, Public Health, and Widening Inequality in the US.” The Lancet.

Wildeman, Christopher, and Signe Hald Andersen. “Paternal Incarceration and Children’s Risk of Being Charged by Early Adulthood: Evidence from a Danish Policy Shock.” Criminology.

Wildeman, Christopher, and Peter Fallesen. “The Effect of Lowering Welfare Payment Ceilings on Children’s Risk of Out-of-Home Placement.” Children and Youth Services Review.

Yi, Youngmin, Kristin Turney, and Christopher Wildeman. “Mental Health Among Prison and Jail Inmates.” American Journal of Men’s Health.


Kohler-Hausmann, Julilly. Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America (Princeton University Press, Series: “Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America,” 2017.


Enns, Peter. Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World. Cambridge University Press. 2016.

Haskins, Anna R. “Beyond Boys’ Bad Behavior: Paternal Incarceration and Cognitive Development into Middle ChildhoodSocial Forces 95: 861-892, 2016.

Haskins, Anna R. “How Does Paternal Incarceration affect Children’s Cognitive and Noncognitive Development?Focus 23: 18-22, 2016.

Haskins, A., Lee, H. “Reexamining Race When Studying the Consequences of Criminal Justice Contact for Families,” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2016, 665: 224230.

Hinton, Elizabeth, Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, and Vesla M. Weaver. “Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill?New York Times. April 13, 2016.

Muller, Christopher and Christopher Wildeman. “Geographic Variation in the Cumulative Risk of Imprisonment and Parental Imprisonment in the United States.” Demography 53: 1499-1509.

Wakefield, Sara, H. Lee, and C. Wildeman. “Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America,” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2016, 665: 8-21.

Wildeman, Christopher, K. Turney, and Y. Yi. “Paternal Incarceration and Family Functioning: Variation across Federal, State, and Local Facilities,ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2016, 665: 8097.

Wildeman, Christopher, Sara Wakefield, and Hedwig Lee. Special Editors, Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America, Special edition of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2016, 665: 224230.

Wildeman, Christopher. “Incarceration and Population Health in Wealthy Democracies.Criminology 54: 360-382, 2016.

Wildeman, Christopher. “Is It Better to Sit on Our Hands or Just Dive in? Cultivating Family-Friendly Criminal Justice Policy in the Contemporary Era.Criminology and Public Policy 15:497-502, 2016

Wildeman, Christopher, E. Ann Carson, Daniela Golinelli, Margret E. Noonan, and Natalia Emanuel. “Mortality Among White, Black, and Hispanic Male and Female State Prisoners, 2001-2009.” SSM – Population Health 2:10-13, 2016.

Wildeman, Christopher, Margaret E. Noonan, Daniela Golinelli, E. Ann Carson, and Natalina Emanuel. “State-Level Variation in the Imprisonment-Mortality Relationship, 2001-2010.Demographic Research 34: 359-372, 2016.


Andersen, Lars H., and Christopher Wildeman. “Measuring the Effect of Probation and Parole Officers on Labor Market Outcomes and Recidivism.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 31:629-652, 2015.

Bacak, Valerio, and Christopher Wildeman. “An Empirical Assessment of the Healthy Prisoner Hypothesis.” Social Science and Medicine 138:187-191, 2015.

Enns, Peter K. “Comment on: ‘Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New stylized facts and some tentative explanations’.” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Spring 2015.

Enns, Peter K. “Reconsidering the Middle: A reply to Gilens” Perspectives on Politics. 13(4): 1072-1074, 2015.

Enns, Peter K. and Delphia Shanks-Booth “The Great Recession and State Criminal Justice Policy: Do Economic Hard Times Matter?” Russell Sage Foundation Great Recession Brief. 2015.

Haskins, Anna R. “Paternal Incarceration and Child-Reported Behavioral Functioning at Age 9,” Social Science Research, 52, 18-33, 2015.

Kohler-Hausmann, Julilly. “Guns and Butter: The Welfare State, the Carceral State, and the Politics of Exclusion in the Postwar United States.” Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 1, 2015): 87–99.

Kohler-Hausmann, Julilly. “Welfare Crises, Penal Solutions, and the Origins of the ‘Welfare Queen,’” Journal of Urban History 41, no. 5 (September 2015): 756–71.

Lee, Hedwig, Tyler McCormick, Margaret T. Hicken, and Christopher Wildeman. “Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States,” Du Bois Review 12:269-282, 2015

Papachristos, Andrew V., Christopher Wildeman, and Elizabeth Roberto. “Tragic but not Random: The Social Contagion of Non-Fatal Gunshot Injuries.” Social Science and Medicine 125:139-150, 2015.

Patterson, Evelyn J., and Christopher Wildeman. “Mass Imprisonment and the Life Course Revisited: Cumulative Years Spent Imprisoned and Marked for Working-Age Black and White Men.” Social Science Research 53:325-337, 2015.

Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman.  “Detrimental for Some? The Heterogeneous Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Child Wellbeing,” Criminology and Public Policy, 14(1), 125-156, 2016.

Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. “Self-Reported Health Among Recently Incarcerated Mothers.” American Journal of Public Health 105:2014-2020, 2015.

Wildeman, Christopher and Lars H. Anderson. “Cumulative Risks of Paternal and Maternal Incarceration in Denmark and the United States.” Demographic Research 32:1567-1580, 2015.


Andersen, Signe Hald, and Christopher Wildeman. “The Effect of Paternal Incarceration on Children’s Risk of Foster Care Placement.”Social Forces 93:269-298, 2014.

Dumont, Dora, Christopher Wildeman, Hedwig Lee, Annie Gjelsvik, Pamela Valera, and Jennifer G. Clarke. “Incarceration, Maternal Hardship, and Perinatal Health Behaviors.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 18:2179-2187, 2014.

Enns, Peter.  “The Public’s Increasing Punitiveness and Its Influence on Mass Incarceration in the United States,” American Journal of Political Science. 58(4):857-872, 2014.

Lee, Hedwig, Christopher Wildeman, Emily A. Wang, Nikki Matusko, and James S. Jackson. “A Heavy Burden? The Cardiovascular Health Consequences of Having a Family Member Incarcerated.” American Journal of Public Health 104:421-427.

Wang, Emily A., Jenerius A. Aminawung, Christopher Wildeman, Joseph S. Ross, and Harlan M. Krumholz. “High Incarceration Rates Among Black Men Enrolled in Clinical Studies May Compromise Ability to Identify Disparities.” Health Affairs 33:848-855, 2014.

Weaver, Vesla M., Jacob S. Hacker, and Christopher Wildeman. “Detaining Democracy? Criminal Justice and American Civic Life.” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 651:6-21, 2014.

Wildeman, Christopher. “Parental Incarceration, Child Homelessness, and the Invisible Consequences of Mass Imprisonment.” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 651:74-96, 2014.

Wildeman, Christopher, and Kristin Turney. “Positive, Negative, or Null? The Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Children’s Behavioral Problems.” Demography 51:1041-1068, 2014.

Wildeman, Christopher, Signe Hald Anderson, Hedwig Lee, and Kristian Bernt Karlson. “Parental Incarceration and Child Mortality in Denmark.” American Journal of Public Health 104:428-433, 2014

Wildeman, Christopher, Kristin Turney, and Jason Schnittker. “The Hedonic Consequences of Punishment Revisited.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 104:133-163, 2014.

Wildeman, Christopher, and Sara Wakefield. “The Long Arm of the Law: The Concentration of Incarceration in Families in the Era of Mass Incarceration.” Journal of Gender, Race and Justice. 17:367-389, 2014.