Siegel, Jane A.
Associate Professor; Chair
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden; Camden; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Relationship between victimization and crime; Intergenerational transmission of violence; Impact of incarceration on children; Family factors in crime and delinquency; Prisoner re-entry.
Children and the Justice System, Criminal Justice in America, Varieties of Crime, Confinement and Corrections, Juvenile Justice and White-Collar Crime.
Memberships and Professional Service
Testimony at symposium on children of incarcerated parents, organized by New Jersey Assembly’s Families, Women and Children’s Services Committee, March 2002; Reviewer for National Institute of Justice; Reviewer for Violence Against Women; Reviewer for Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Rutgers University Research Council Grant in support of the project “Impact of Parental Criminality and Incarceration on Children,” 2002-2004; Center for Children and Childhood Studies grants, Rutgers University in support of the project “Impact of Parental Criminality and Incarceration on Children,” 2000-2002; Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Stone Center, Wellesley College, 1999.
Academic Interests and Plans
My research questions often address the effects of childhood victimization in adult life and violence against women. My current research project, “The Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children,” is a qualitative study of the children of women incarcerated or on probation in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Previous projects included a longitudinal study on "Adult Memories and Consequences of Child Abuse" and "Juvenile and Adult Offending Behavior and Other Outcomes in a Cohort of Sexually Abused Boys: 20 Years Later" (with Linda Meyer Williams).