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  • Development Sociology
  • Global Development
McNair Scholar Rebekah Jones has chosen research as her way of casting light on the shortcomings of criminal justice systems — and improving them.

Rebekah Jones ’20 grew up in Queens, New York, observing the everyday lives of New Yorkers. This sparked her enthusiasm for social science research. After completing a social science research-oriented program in high school, Jones applied to Cornell University to major in Development Sociology. Jamila Michener’s government course Prisons, Politics, and Policy further piqued Jones’ interest in criminal justice reform, and she began researching incarceration structures. 

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