Cass Sever

Visiting Instructor in Sociology

Cass Sever is compelled by questions at the nexus of crime, inequality and urbanization. Presently, her work seeks to understand how criminal justice surveillance, such as offender registration systems, shapes and perpetuates inequality. Her current research uses ethnographic fieldwork with registered sex offenders, local community members and criminal justice agents to explore how contemporary criminal justice policy and discourse impact the lives of registered people.