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Dr. Judah Schept

  • Associate Professor

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

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  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 411
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
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Judah Schept, Ph.D., 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 work examines the political economy, historical geography, and cultural politics of the prison industrial complex. He is the author of Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Politics of Carceral Expansion (New York University Press, 2015). In addition, Judah’s writing can be found in journals such as Radical Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, Punishment and Society, Social Justice, and Crime, Media, Culture, as well as in blogs and opinion pieces for academic and activist websites. Judah’s current research examines the historical, spatial and political relationships between extractive and prison economies in Central Appalachia.



Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
CRJ 460Ind Study: NonProf Field Study   Fall 2018
CRJ 840Punishment and SocietyW 2:00pm-4:45pm Stratton Building 446Fall 2018
CRJ 897Ind Study: Rural App Prisons   Fall 2018
SJS 313Mobilizing for Social JusticeMWF 12:20pm-1:10pm Stratton Building 457Fall 2018
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