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Jessica Eaglin is an expert in the area of sentencing law and policy. She also teaches courses on criminal law and evidence. Her scholarship examines state and federal responses to the economic and social pressures of mass incarceration in the United States, with a particular focus on recidivism risk predictions. She serves as a member of Uber Technology, Inc.'s inaugural Safety Advisory Board. Before joining the Maurer faculty, Professor Eaglin worked as Counsel in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School and clerked with the Honorable Damon J. Keith for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her B.A. from Spelman College and both a Masters of Arts in Literature and a J.D. from Duke University. At Princeton, she will further explore the intersection of employer background check policies and recidivism risk prediction in the era of mass incarceration.