Professor Kohler-Hausmann’s Book Wins Awards
Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 has won several recent accolades for her book Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Finally, the Eastern Sociological Society awarded Kohler-Hausmann the 2019 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award.
The book is also a finalist for the 2018 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), to be announced in August 2019.
In Misdemeanorland, Kohler-Hausmann argues that lower courts in the era of Broken Windows largely abandoned the adjudicative model of criminal law administration in which questions of factual guilt and legal punishment drive case outcomes.
Read more about Misdemeanorland and Kohler-Hausmann’s work in this recent interview.