Dr. Prescott’s research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and torts. Current projects include an examination of the effects of sex offender registration and notification laws on the frequency and incidence of sex crimes, an empirical evaluation of the effects of prosecutor race and sex on charging and sentencing outcomes, and a study of the socioeconomic consequences of criminal record expungement.
- O’Neil, Meghan, Prescott, JJ. 2019. Targeting Poverty in the Courts: Improving the Measurement of Ability to Pay. Law and Contemporary Problems 82(1):199-226.
- Prescott, JJ, Spier, Kathryn E. 2019. Contracting on litigation. The RAND Journal of Economics 50(2):391-417.
- Prescott, JJ, Pyle, Benjamin . 2019. Identifying the impact of labor market opportunities on criminal behavior. International Review of Law and Economics 59:65-81.
- Prescott, JJ. 2018. Assessing Access-to-Justice Outreach Strategies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE 174(1):34-63.
- Prescott, JJ, McJunkin, Ben A. 2018. Fourth Amendment Constraints on the Technological Monitoring of Convicted Sex Offenders. New Criminal Law Review: In International and Interdisciplinary Journal 21(3):379-425.
- Prescott, JJ. 2017. Improving Access to Justice in State Courts with Platform Technology Symposium: The Least Understood Branch: The Demands and Challenges of the State Judiciary. Vanderbilt Law Review 70:1993-2050.
- Prescott, JJ, Hou, Youyang , Lampe, Cliff , Bulinski, Maximilian . 2017. Factors in Fairness and Emotion in Online Case Resolution Systems. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems :2511-2522.
- Prescott, JJ, Bishara, Norman D, Starr, Evan . 2016. Understanding Noncompetition Agreements: The 2014 Noncompete Survey Project. Michigan State Law Review 2016(2):369-464.
- Prescott, JJ, Spier, Kathryn E. 2016. A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement. New York University Law Review 91(1):59-143.
- Prescott, JJ, Gerstein, Charlie . 2015. Process Costs and Police Discretion. Harvard Law Review 128:268-288.