My name is Samuel E DeWitt, I am a quantitative social scientist and most of my research focuses on criminal record stigma, employment, and related criminal legal system policies. Some of my ongoing projects include an analysis of mediating influences in the employment of individuals with criminal records, the actual impact of criminal record expungement/sealing statutes, and the relationship between the availability of indigent defense and local jail populations.

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and a co-PI on a study of police decision-making funded by the National Institute of Justice. 

My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Criminology & Public Policy, the Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.