CPC Scholar Gutierrez awarded RSF grant: The ACA and the Demography of the U.S. Criminal Justice Population
The Russell Sage Foundation has awarded a grant entitled “The ACA and the Demography of the U.S. Criminal Justice Population” to CPC Postdoctoral Scholar Carmen Gutierrez.
Over the course of its two years of funding, the grant will support Gutierrez to examine whether and how the ACA influences the size, composition, and geographic distribution of the U.S. criminal justice population. The focus of this project is guided by two specific aims: 1) To assess the effects of the ACA on the size of the criminal justice population across states, and 2) To explore whether and how the ACA influences the composition of the criminal justice population across states.
Gutierrez is a Postdoctoral Scholar at CPC and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research explores issues at the intersection of immigration, the criminal justice system, and health, with an emphasis on how inequalities arise across race, ethnicity, and citizenship. A central theme of her work is the use of statistical and spatial methods to address research questions that inform contemporary policy concerns.