Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"Yes, I support the idea that prisoners should be allowed to vote. One of my reasons is that prison 'is' punishment and not 'for' punishment. Disenfranchisement is a collateral consequence of imprisonment which can have adverse effects for an individual as well as the political system."
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Lecturer in Criminology, University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology
Editorial Board, Journal of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2001-2006
Co-Editor (with D. R. Mandel), Journal of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy Special Issue on "Psychological Perspectives on Threats to Democracy," 2005
PhD, Psychology, City University, UK, 2001
MA, Criminology, University of Leicester, UK, 1996
Cowritten with P. Ayton and G. Loewenstein "Adaptation to Imprisonment: Indigenous or Imported?," Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2007
"White-Collar Prisoners' Perceptions of Audience Reaction: Findings From A Small-Scale Interview Study," Deviant Behavior, 2007
Cowritten with D.R. Mandel, G. Loewenstein and P. Ayton, "Prisoners' Positive Illusions of Their Post-release Success," Law and Human Behavior, 2006
"Prisoner Disenfranchisement Policy: A Threat To Democracy?," Journal of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2005
Cowritten with D.R. Mandel and K.A. Souza, "Escape From Reality: Prisoners’ Counterfactual Thinking About Crime, Justice and Punishment," published in The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking, 2005
Cowritten with D.R. Mandel, "'What I Did' Versus 'What I Might Have Done': Effect of Factual and Counterfactual Thinking on Blame, Guilt, and Shame in Prisoners," Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2005