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Jacob Harris is a Ph.D. student in Government at Cornell University. His interests include American politics, criminal justice, prison proliferation, public opinion, and political psychology. He has published his work on youth perceptions of police officers in the Journal of Criminal Justice and has another manuscript on how racial attitudes mediate the relationship between punitiveness and evangelism under review. His work is generously funded by the Sage Fellowship, PRICE institute, Population Center, and Rural Humanities Initiative at Cornell University and the Kohut and Mitofsky Fellowships at the Roper Center for Public Opinion.

Jacob’s ongoing projects include 1) assessing the political implications of prison proliferation, 2) analyzing the relationship between UCR and NCVS crime rates and punitive public opinion in the United States and Great Britain, and 3) measuring how voters are biased by the perceptual fluency (pronounceability) of political candidates’ names.

During his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and playing tennis.