Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Professor, Law School.
J.D., Law, Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Economics, M.I.T
Research Interests: Dr. Prescott's research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and torts. Current projects include an examination of the effects of sex offender registration and notification laws on the frequency and incidence of sex crimes, an empirical evaluation of the effects of prosecutor race and sex on charging and sentencing outcomes, and a study of the socioeconomic consequences of criminal record expungement.
Prescott, J.J., and Sonja B. Starr. Forthcoming. "Expungement of Criminal Convictions: An Empirical Study." Harvard Law Review
O'Neil, Meghan, and J.J. Prescott. 2019. "Targeting Poverty in the Courts: Improving the Measurement of Ability to Pay." Law and Contemporary Problems, 82: 199-226.
McJunkin, Ben A., and J.J. Prescott. 2018. "Fourth Amendment Constraints on the Technological Monitoring of Convicted Sex Offenders." New Criminal Law Review: In International and Interdisciplinary Journal, 21(3): 379-425.
Prescott, J. 2018. "Assessing Access-to-Justice Outreach Strategies." Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 174(1): 34-63.
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