J. J. Prescott

Professional Title

Professor, Law School


Law School


J.J. Prescott's research interests revolve around criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and the dynamics of civil litigation, particularly settlement. Much of his work is empirical in focus. Current projects include an examination of the ramifications of post-release sex offender laws, a study of the socio-economic consequences of criminal record expungement, an evaluation of the effects of prosecutorial discretion and decision-making on short- and long-term defendant outcomes, and an investigation into the nature and repercussions of partial settlements in civil litigation.

Research Interests

carceral state / prisons
community-based research
digital studies
mixed methods
qualitative research
quantitative research
sexual violence