College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Sumner, PhD

  • Jennifer Sumner, PhD
    PhD, Criminology, Law and Society
    Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
    Phone: 206-296-5478
    Building/Room: Casey 329




    Ph.D. 2009, University of California – Criminology, Law and Society
    M.A. 2002, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey – Criminal Justice
    B.A. 1999, Boston University – Sociology

    Courses Taught

    •    Law, Society and Justice
    •    Alternatives to Incarceration
    •    Corrections in America
    •    Gender, Crime, and Punishment
    •    Introduction to Law
    •    Juvenile Justice
    •    Legal and Administrative Aspects of Corrections (graduate)
    •    Prisons, Punishment, and Corrections
    •    Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice (graduate)

    Research Interests

    •    Correctional Policy, Practice, and Culture
    •    Punishment
    •    Gender and Sexuality in the Criminal Justice System
    •    Research Design

    Select Publications

    Sexton, L., Jennes, V., & Sumner, J. (2010). Where the margins meet: A demographic assessment of transgender inmates in men’s prisons. Justice Quarterly, 27(6), 835-860.
    Jenness, V., Maxson, C., Sumner, J., & Matsuda, K. (2010). Accomplishing the difficult but not impossible: Collecting self-report data on inmate-on-inmate sexual assault in prison. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 21(1), 3-30.