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Lacey Moore

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Lacey Moore received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Georgia in 2024. Her research utilizes a mixed methods approach to answer sociological questions in crime, deviance, punishment, education, and inequality with a specific focus on higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Lacey's dissertation uses survey data and semi-structured interviews to explore the motivations and non-material resources leading to participation in higher education for formerly incarcerated individuals and to examine the mechanisms through which participation in higher education reduces recidivism and leads to other positive outcomes. Her work appears in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation and has been presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology and the Southern Sociological Society.

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Georgia, 2024
  • M.A. Sociology, University of West Georgia, 2018
  • B.S. Sociology, University of West Georgia, 2016
Selected Publications:

Moore, Lacey Byram and Sarah Shannon. 2022. "Reduced Criminal Thinking in the Values-Based Prison Fellowship Academy Program." Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 61(5):263-279. (Link to article)

Articles Featuring Lacey Moore

Several of our graduate students have been awarded funding from The Center for Research and Engagement in Diversity (RED),…

Lacey Moore and Alyssa Brown were both awarded 2023 Summer Doctoral Research Assistantships from UGA's Graduate School. These competitive awards provide funding that allows advanced doctoral candidates to focus on their dissertation research…

Four doctoral students in the Department of Sociology have been selected to receive 2023-24 seed grants from