Research

The bulk of my published research for the past 10 years has focused on monetary sanctions. For the last five years I have been the principal investigator on an eight state study of monetary sanctions, funded by Arnold Ventures. This Dream Team has included over 80 undergraduate, graduate, post doc and faculty researchers across our eight states (Washington, California, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Georgia, New York and Missouri). Here I list research I have conducted, that which was conducted collectively with the research team and other papers developed from our multi-method multi-state endeavor.


Monetary Sanctions in General

Harris, Alexes.  2020. “Framing the System of Monetary Sanctions as Predatory: Policies, Practices and Motivations.”  UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.  4(1)1-8. 

Harris, Alexes and Frank Edwards.  2017.  “Legal Debt, Monetary Sanctions and Inequality.”  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Shannon, Sarah, Beth M. Huebner, Alexes Harris, Karin Martin, Mary Pattillo, Becky Pettit, Bryan Sykes, and Christopher Uggen.  2020.  “The Broad Scope and Variation of Monetary Sanctions: Evidence from Eight States.”  UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.  4(1):269-281.

Friedman, Brittney and Mary Pattillo.  2019.  “Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law.”  Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.  5:1

Martin, Karin, Sarah Shannon Bryan Sykes, Frank Edwards and Alexes Harris.  2018.  “Monetary Sanctions: Legal Financial Obligations in the Criminal Justice System.”  Annual Review of Criminology.  1: 471-491.

Harris, Alexes, Heather Evans, and Katherine Beckett.  2011.  “Courtesy Stigma and Monetary Sanctions:  Toward a Socio-Cultural Theory of Punishment.  American Sociological Review 76(2): 1-31.


Consequences

Cadigan, Michele and Gabriella Kirk.  2020.  “On Thin Ice: Bureaucratic Processes of Monetary Sanctions and Job Insecurity.”  Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.  5:1 113-131.

Martin, Karin, Sarah Shannon Bryan Sykes, Frank Edwards and Alexes Harris.  2018.  “Monetary Sanctions: Legal Financial Obligations in the Criminal Justice System.”  Annual Review of Criminology.  1: 471-491.

Shannon, Sarah.  2020.  “Probation and Monetary Sanctions in Georgia: Evidence from a multi-method Study.” Georgia Law Review, 54:1275-1296.

Shannon, Sarah, Beth M. Huebner, Alexes Harris, Karin Martin, Mary Pattillo, Becky Pettit, Bryan Sykes, and Christopher Uggen.  2020.  “The Broad Scope and Variation of Monetary Sanctions: Evidence from Eight States.”  UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.  4(1):269-281.

Pattillo and Kirk. 2020. “Pay Unto Caesar: Breaches of Justice in the Monetary Sanctions Regime”  UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.  4(1)49-77.

Harris, Alexes, Heather Evans, and Katherine Beckett. 2010.  “Drawing Blood from Stones: Legal Debt and Social Inequality in the Contemporary U.S.”  American Journal of Sociology 115(6): 1755-99.

Edwards, Frank and Alexes Harris.
An Analysis of Court Imposed Monetary Sanctions
In Seattle Municipal Courts, 2000-2017.
Working paper

Revenue Generation

Harris, Alexes, Tyler Smith and Emmi Obara.  2019.  “Justice ‘Cost Points’: Examination of Privatization within Public Systems of Justice.”  Crime and Public Policy.

Harris, Alexes and Frank Edwards.  2017.  “Legal Debt, Monetary Sanctions and Inequality.”  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Edwards, Frank. 2020. “Fiscal pressures, the Great Recession, and Monetary Sanctions in Washington courts of limited jurisdiction.”  UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.  4(1)157-164.

Fernandes, April, Michelle Cadigan, Frank Edwards and Alexes Harris.  2019.  “Monetary Sanctions: A Review of Revenue Generation, Legal Challenges, and Reform.”  Annual Review of Law and Social Science 15.



I’ll keep adding papers as links become available.

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