Crime, Law, and Deviance; Sociology of Family; Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; Neighborhoods; Public Policy
Buffalo NY, 14260
Phone: (716) 645-8464
Allison Dwyer Emory, Ph.D., is a sociologist working at the intersection of family demography, criminology, and social policy. Her research focuses broadly on identifying how families interact with the legal system, including both family and criminal courts, and are shaped by public policies. This research addresses the pressing question of how families navigate the new normal of mass incarceration, with a focus on identifying mechanisms and strategies linked with better outcomes for children and families in both urban and rural contexts. Her current research examines how policies addressing the collateral consequences of criminal justice contact shape families, fatherhood, and inequality in the US by linking newly collected policy data with existing data on families exposed to the criminal justice system.