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John Hagan

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Research Professor

Joint appointment

John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Alberta

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Bio

John Hagan is the editor of Annual Review of Law and Social Science. He co-author with Alberto Palloni of “Death in Darfur” in Science and is co-author with Wenona Rymond-Richmond of the…

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Research focus

The intersection of international criminal law, war crimes, war resistance, mass incarceration, lawyers, and domestic criminality


Projects

Punishment Regimes and the Multi-Level Effects of Parental Imprisonment: Inter-Institutional, Inter-Generational and Inter-Sectional Models of Inequality and Exclusion 
Latest finding: Mar 5, 2013, with Holly Foster
This study is designed to better understand the difference that parental incarceration makes in the life of an adolescent. American incarceration is four times larger than in the 1970s, six to ten…
Crime, War and Wealth in Pre-and Post-Invasion Iraq
Latest finding: Mar 5, 2013
The U.S. led invasion and occupation of Iraq by Coalition forces coincided with a transformation in crimes against persons and property. Drawing on three data sets outlining the experiences of a…
Parental Incarceration and Intergenerational Social Exclusion: “The Long Arm of the Law”
Latest finding: Jan 23, 2008, with Holly Foster
This study is designed to better understand the difference that parental incarceration makes in the life of an adolescent. American incarceration is four times larger than in the 1970s, six to ten…

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Publications

Gendered Genocide: The Socially Destructive Process of Genocidal Rape, Killing, and Displacement in Darfur
Law & Society Review
Punishment and Support Regimes and the Multi-Level Effects of Parental Imprisonment: Inter-institutional, Inter-generational and Inter-sectional Models of Inequality and Exclusion
Annual Review of Sociology
Making Punishment Pay: The Political Economy of Revenue, Race and Regime in the California Prison Boom
DuBois Review

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Presentations

2nd AALS Empirical Methods Training Workshop (Organizer and Workshop Faculty)
Jan 2014 Elizabeth Mertz, Lynn Mather & Leslie Lavin
How We Remember to Forget: Iraq and the Crimes of a War of Aggression
Jun 2013
Iraq and the Crimes of Pre-Emptive War
May 2013

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Professional Service & Recognition

  • Chair, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 2013-1014
  • Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Science, International Section, 2013 
  • Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Prize, Law & Society Association, 2012
  • Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award, American Sociological Association, Crime, Law & Deviance Section, 2012
  • Awarded Stockholm Prize in Criminology, 2009
  • Albert J. Reiss Book Award, American Sociological Association (with W. Rymond-Richmond)
  • Michael J. Hindelang Book Award, American Society of Criminology (with W. Rymond-Richmond)
  • Co-Director, Center for Law and Globalization, American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois College of Law
  • Appointed Member, National Scientific Advisory Council, National Survey of Adolescent Health
  • Editor, Annual Review of Law and Social Science
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Criminology
  • Criminology Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Member, Editorial Boards, Social Problems, Sociological ForumSocial Forces, European Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, and Canadian Journal of Law & Society

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