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Justice Center Director, Derek Kreager and colleagues publish book chapter in Social Networks and the Life Course

“A Life Course and Networks Approach to Prison Therapeutic Communities” was published in the edited volume, Social Networks and the Life Course: Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks. The chapter discusses the work from the Therapeutic Community Prison Inmate Networks Study (TC-PINS), and ”applies life course and social network perspectives to understand prison TC processes and demonstrate the feasibility and promise of our approach with preliminary findings from a cross-sectional study of a small TC (N = 20) in a maximum-security men’s prison.” Authors include: Derek Kreager, Justice Center Director, Martin Bouchard, Professor at Simon Fraser School of Criminology, George De Leon, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, David Schaefer, Associate Professor at UC Irvine Sociology, Michaela Soyer, Justice Center Postdoctoral Scholar Alumni, now at Hunter College, Jacob Young, Associate Professor at ASU School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Gary Zajac, Justice Center for Research Managing Director.