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Sonja B. Starr

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, School of Law.

J.D., Yale University

Dr. Starr's research interests include prosecutorial conduct, sentencing law and policy, remedies for violations of criminal defendants' rights, and re-entry of ex-offenders.

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Journal Articles

Starr, Sonja B. 2015. "The New Profiling: Why Punishing Based on Poverty and Identity Is Unconstitutional and Wrong." Federal Sentencing Reporter, 27(4): 229-236. DOI.

Starr, Sonja B. 2015. "Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases." American Law and Economics Review, 17(1): 127-159. DOI. Abstract.

Starr, Sonja B. 2014. "Evidence-Based Sentencing and the Scientific Rationalization of Discrimination." Stanford Law Review, 66(4): 803-872. Abstract.

Rehavi, M., and Sonja B. Starr. 2014. "Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Sentences." Journal of Political Economy, 122(6): 1320-1354. DOI. Abstract.

Starr, Sonja B., and M.M. Rehavi. 2013. "On Estimating Disparity and Inferring Causation: Sur-Reply to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Staff." 123 Yale Law Journal Online 273, 123.

Starr, Sonja B., and M.M. Rehavi. 2013. "Mandatory Sentencing and Racial Disparity: Assessing the Role of Prosecutors and the Effects of Booker." Yale Law Journal, 123(1): 2-80. Abstract.

Starr, Sonja B. 2013. "On the Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Criminal Justice Policy: A Response to "The Imprisoner's Dilemma." 98 Iowa Law Review Bulletin, : 97-112.

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