Ben Mackey

Graduate Research Assistant

Benjamin Mackey is an M.A. student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). In addition to his previous experience as an undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Benjamin has experience serving directly in the field of reentry, where he worked to address the needs of currently-and formerly-incarcerated individuals.

Research interests:

  • Reentry
  • Community supervision
  • Corrections
  • Qualitative methods
  • Survey research

Projects working on:

  1. Developing practice guidelines for community supervision agencies (Dr. Faye Taxman, P.I.; funded by Arnold Ventures);
  2. a national-level evaluation of the Stepping Up Initiative (Dr. Faye Taxman, P.I.; funded by the National Institute of Mental Health)