Keramet Reiter

Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society

Keramet Reiter studies prisons, prisoners’ rights, and the impact of prison and punishment policy on individuals, communities, and legal systems. As such, her work often intersects with drug policy and it’s collateral consequences. She uses a variety of methods in her work — including interviewing, archival and legal analysis, and quantitative data analysis — in order to understand both the history and impact of criminal justice policies, from gun control laws and the use of long-term solitary confinement in the United States and internationally to medical experimentation on prisoners and record clearing programs.