Joshua Page is associate professor of sociology. His interests include crime, law, deviance, and punishment; labor and unionization; political sociology; qualitative research methods; and social theory.
His current research includes work with the Minnesota Corrections Officer Survey Project, research that 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, and Page adapted Lerman’s survey instrument for the Minnesota study. Based on their respective research, Page and Lerman will compare the experiences and dispositions of correctional officers in California and Minnesota.
Page’s other current research project is 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?