Jonathan Dirlam

Postdoctoral Scholar Alumni
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Jonathan Dirlam was a postdoctoral research scholar for the Criminal Justice Research Center. His research analyzes racial disparities within the criminal justice system such as the application of deadly force by the police. He has also studied the impact of Stand-Your-Ground Laws on several different homicide outcomes including the killing of police officers. Jonathan received BA degrees in both Sociology and Economics from the University of California, San Diego. He has also received a MA degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Ohio State University. His future research will investigate the influence of legal cynicism and residential racial segregation on a number of criminal justice system outcomes.

Jonathan is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at The State University of New York at Albany.