Dr. Judah Schept

  • Associate Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 411
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
  • Email: Judah.Schept@eku.edu


Judah Schept is an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and a BA in Sociology from Vassar College. Judah’s first book, Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion, will be published in the fall of 2015 by New York University Press. His writing appears in journals such as Radical Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, Social Justice, and Crime, Media, Culture. In addition, Judah has published numerous pieces of public scholarship with several academic and activist groups. 

Grounded in critical and interdisciplinary scholarship, Judah’s research and writing examines the political economies, historical geographies, and cultural politics of the prison industrial complex. Judah’s work is particularly focused on the geographic patterns of capitalism that have produced current penal landscapes and the ways communities interpret, acquiesce to, and resist the presence of the carceral state. Judah’s current research examines the relationships between extractive and carceral economies in Central Appalachia.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 424Field Experience   Fall 2015
CRJ 840Punishment and SocietyW 2:00pm-4:45pm Stratton Building 446Fall 2015
CRJ 897Independent Study in Crim Just   Fall 2015