Mack Distinguished Professor Jennifer Skeem's research focuses on the intersection between behavioral science and the justice system—with the goal of informing effective decision-making about people at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.
Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services Jeffrey L. Edleson is a leading expert in domestic violence. His current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children.
Professor of the Graduate School Steven P. Segal's research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness.
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 2016, over 6.6 million adults were under correctional supervision, and an additional 975,000 youths under 18 had cases pass through the juvenile court system. The impacts of justice system involvement are disproportionately felt by low-income families and communities of color. The economic and human costs of this crisis have led the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare to identify smart decarceration as one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Berkeley Social Welfare faculty members Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem examine the impact of the criminal justice system on vulnerable populations.
Associate Professor Paul Sterzing’s research focuses on polyvictimization, bullying victimization, and the links between familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization among sexual and gender minority youth and other vulnerable adolescent populations.
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