Sarah Lageson is sociologist who studies the criminal justice system, technology, and inequality. Sarah’s current research examines the growth of online crime data, mugshots, and criminal records that create new forms of “digital punishment.” Based in New York, Sarah is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice.  

Sarah is a grant recipient of the 2017 National Institutes of Justice New Investigator, Early Career Award in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and STEM for her study of criminal record accuracy. Her work has appeared in Criminology, Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Punishment & Society, The British Journal of Sociology, Contexts, and numerous edited volumes.

A former Americorps VISTA volunteer for the Minnesota Prisoner Reentry Program and Research Coordinator for the Council on Crime and Justice in Minneapolis, Sarah is interested in mixed methods research and producing scholarship accessible to policy and broader public debate.