SARA WAKEFIELD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests focus on crime and incarceration effects on the family, social stratification, and the transition to adulthood.
- Wakefield, Sara and Christopher Wildeman. Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequaly. Under contract, Oxford University Press (Sept 2013).
- Wakefield, Sara and Christopher Wildeman. 2011 "Mass Imprisonment and Racial Disparities in Childhood Behavioral Problems." Criminology & Public Policy 10, 3: 793-817.
- Wakefield, Sara and Christopher Uggen. 2010. "Incarceration and Stratification." Annual Review of Sociology.
- Mortimer, Jeylan T., Michael C. Vuolo, Jeremy Staff, Sara Wakefield, and Wanling Xie. 2008. "Tracing the Timing of 'Career' Acquisition in a Contemporary Youth Cohort." Work and Occupations 35, 1: 44-84.
- Uggen, Christopher and Sara Wakefield. 2007. "What Have We Learned from Longitudinal Studies of Crime?" Pg. 189-218 in The Long View of Crime: A Synthesis of Longitudinal Research, edited by Akiva Liberman. New York: Springer.
- Uggen, Christopher and Sara Wakefield. 2005. "Young Adults Reentering the Community from the Criminal Justice System: The Challenge of Becoming an Adult." Pp. 114-144 in On Your Own without a Net: the Transition to Adulthood for Vulnerable Populations, edited by D. Wayne Osgood, Mike Foster, and Connie Flanagan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Uggen, Christopher, Sara Wakefield, and Bruce Western. 2005. "Work and Family Perspectives on Reentry." Pp. 209-43 in Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America, edited by Jeremy Travis and Christy Visher. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Wakefield, Sara and Christopher Uggen. 2004. "The Declining Significance of Race in Federal Civil Rights Law: The Social Structure of Civil Rights Claims." Sociological Inquiry 74, 1: 128-157
- "The Effects of State Education Requirements for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs." NICHD (with Christopher Carpenter, Thad Domina, and Tim Bruckner).