Dr. Sarah Lageson

Associate Professor at Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice

Sarah Lageson is sociologist who studies criminal legal systems, law, privacy, surveillance, and tech. Her research examines the growth of online crime data, mugshots, and criminal records that create new forms of “digital punishment” and has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Public Radio’s Planet Money, WNYC’s the Takeaway, and other media outlets.

Sarah is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice, a 2020-2021 American Bar Foundation/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar, and is a grant recipient of the National Institute of Justice Early Career Award.

Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, The Appeal, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Conversation. Sarah’s research has been published in peer reviewed journals including Criminology, Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Punishment & Society, The British Journal of Sociology, and Contexts. Her book, Digital Punishment, was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.

A former Americorps VISTA volunteer and Research Coordinator for the Council on Crime and Justice, Sarah is interested in mixed methods research and producing scholarship for policy, litigation and public debate. She is also a proud 3L student at Rutgers Law.