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Simon Kolbeck

PhD Student in Sociology

The Ohio State University

Biography

I am a graduate student in the The Ohio State University Department of Sociology studying criminology.

My research focuses on conditions that influence recidivism and desistance among the formerly incarcerated, with a focus on employment and cognitive factors. In addition, my work aims to enhance understanding on the relationship between work (both on and off-the-books) and crime. I am currently involved in a number of projects that examine how employment, race, and cognitive change influences re-offending among the formerly incarcerated. My hobbies include soccer, board and card-games, and real-time strategy computer games.

At OSU, I am an affiliate of the Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) and am primarily advised by Dr. Paul Bellair and Dr. Steven Lopez.

My work can be viewed here

Interests

  • Desistance from Crime
  • Recidivism and Reentry
  • Work and Crime
  • Corrections and Mass Incarceration

Education

  • MS in Sociology, 2020

    The Ohio State University

  • BA in Sociology and Political Science, 2017

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

Skills

R

Stata

LaTeX

Markdown

Language

German

Contact

  • 240 620 4161
  • 1885 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, United States