Charles Loeffler

Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology

Professor Loeffler studies the effects of criminal justice processes on life-course outcomes.


Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 2011

M.Phil., Criminology, Cambridge University, 2002

A.B., Social Studies, Harvard College, 2001

Research Interests: 

Professor Loeffler is currently studying the effects of criminal record expungement on employment outcomes. He is also conducting a study of the effects of juvenile court age waivers on life-course outcomes.

Selected Publications: 

"Does Imprisonment Alter the Life Course?  Evidence on Crime and Employment from a Natural Experiment".  Criminology, 1745-9125, 2013.

"Punishment's Place: The Local Concentration of Mass Incarceration," with R. Sampson, Daedalus, Summer 2010.