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People: Research Faculty

Rosemary Sarri

Research Professor Emerita


Research Professor Emerita, Center for Political Studies


Ph.D. 1962 University of Michigan (Social Work and Sociology)


Rosemary Sarri’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)



Rosemary Sarri’s current research interests are youth in the juvenile and adult justice system, adolescent girls and the child welfare system, and human rights issues affecting children and youth in the United States. She is also doing research on child welfare youth drift to the justice system with the Department of Wayne County Child and Family Services organization. 


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4480, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–763–5611
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Rosemary Sarri’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Sarri, R.C.Maintaining and restoring family for women prisoners and their children, in Sheehan, R., McIvor & Trotter (Eds.) Working With Women Offenders in the Community,2010, London & New York: Willan, pp. 298-319.

Sarri, R.C. (with I. Ng, and J. Shook), Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor in depression, in Criminal Behavior and Mental Health. 2010.

Sarri, R.C. (with Jeffrey J. Shook), Trends in the commitment of juveniles to adult prisons: Toward an increased willingness to treat juvenile as adults, in Wayne Law Journal, 2009, pp. 1725-1765.

Sarri, R.C. (with Jeffrey Shook), Structured decision making in the juvenile justice system, in Children and Youth Services Review, 2007, 29: pp. 1335-1351.

Sarri, R.C.(with S. Goodkind and Irene Ng), Sexual Abuse and young women in the juvenile justice system, in Violence Against Women, 2006. 12:5, pp. 456-477.