The book Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration will be published on September 30 and is described by its publisher, Oxford University Press, as being “the first comprehensive and empirical book focused on the connection between incarceration and health.” Co-authored by Professor of Sociology Mike Massoglia, with colleagues Jason Schnittker and Christopher Uggen, the book has received positive reviews:
“Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a strong and important book by an extremely sharp and well-established group of authors. The book is incredibly timely in light of how the Covid-19 pandemic has ripped through prisons and jails. This will be the ‘go-to’ piece for individuals interested in incarceration and health.” — Chris Wildeman, Duke University
Massoglia’s work focuses on the social consequences of the expansion of the penal system, the relationship between the use of legal controls and demographic change in the United States, and patterns and consequences of criminal behavior over the life course. Current research projects examine historical variation in U.S. criminal deportations as well as the relationship between incarceration and neighborhood attainment and racial composition. Massoglia teaches classes on criminology, delinquency, and deviance. He is affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology and the Center for Law, Society & Justice.