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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

Agan, Amanda, and Sonja B. Starr. 2018. "Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Racial Discrimination: A Field Experiment." The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133(1): 191-235. DOI. Abstract.

Agan, Amanda, and Sonja B. Starr. 2017. "The Effect of Criminal Records on Access to Employment." American Economic Review, 107(5): 560-564. DOI. Abstract.

Starr, Sonja B. 2016. "Testing Racial Profiling: Empirical Assessment of Disparate Treatment by Police Policing the Police." University of Chicago Legal Forum, 2016: 485-532.

Starr, Sonja B. 2016. "Actuarial Risk Prediction and the Criminal Justice System." Chance, 29(1): 49-51. DOI.

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.

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