Interim Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Rhode Island
Jill Doerner joined the University of Rhode Island Department of Sociology and Anthropology in fall 2008 and became the Interim Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program in fall 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and economics as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in sociology.
Her research focuses on differential sentencing outcomes in the criminal justice system, examining disparities across gender, race/ethnicity and age. Her most recent research focuses on the sentencing outcomes of older prisoners and more broadly the consequences of incarceration on the aging prison population. Specifically, she is interested in focusing on issues of safety, social support, health and mental well-being, and self-care behavior, along with differential sentencing among this population. Doerner’s research can be found in Justice Quarterly, Women & Criminal Justice, Journal of Crime & Justice, and Criminal Justice Policy Review.
- Ph.D. | Bowling Green State University
- M.A. | Bowling Green State University
- B.S.B.A. | Ohio Northern University