Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice

The stigma of criminalization takes on new meaning and heightened consequence when criminal records are online, easily accessible to all and difficult to correct, contest, or remove from view. With an emphasis on issues of privacy, accuracy and fairness, this sociological account is an essential resource on the complexities and consequences of the digitization and commercialization of criminal records.


Lageson, S. E. (2020). Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice (1st Edition). Oxford University Press.

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