University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

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Joshua Page

Protrait: Joshua Page

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2007 University of California Berkeley
Room 935 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-9333

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Crime, Law, Deviance, and Punishment; Labor and Unionization; Political Sociology; Qualitative Research Methods; Social Theory.

Current Research

The Minnesota Juvenile Justice Transitions Project: This study analyzes the transition of young offenders from Minnesota juvenile justice institutions back into their communities. It investigates the following question: What factors impede or facilitate the "reentry" process for juvenile offenders after release?

Minnesota Correctional Officer Survey Project: This research analyzes the living and working conditions in adult state prisons. It also examines correctional officers’ attitudes and beliefs about correctional policies and practices. Amy Lerman, a political scientist in California, conducted a similar survey of correctional officers in that state (Professor Page adapted Ms. Lerman’s survey instrument for the Minnesota study). Based on our respective research, Ms. Lerman and Prof. Page will compare the experiences and dispositions of correctional officers in California and Minnesota.

Selected Publications

Book Cover: The Toughest Beat

The 'Toughest Beat': Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers' Union in California. 2011. New York: Oxford University Press.

“A Game You Can’t Win - A Culture Review,” with Ross Macmillan. 2009. Contexts8(3):70-72.

"Manufacturing Affinity: The Fortification and Expression of Ties between Prison Officers and Crime Victims." 2008. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 37(6):745-777.

  • 2010 American Sociological Association, Labor and Labor
    Movements Section, Best Article Award

“Mr. Blue and the Fatal Circle: A Tribute to Edward Bunker.” 2005. The Chronicle of Higher Education Review 52(3, September):B19.

"Eliminating the Enemy: The Import of Denying Prisoners Access to Higher Education in Clinton's America." 2004. Punishment and Society, 6(4):357-3.