Faculty Profile

Jacob Coolidge

Jacob Coolidge

Adjunct Instructor, Project Manager and Research Fellow

Email: jacob.coolidge@mso.umt.edu
Office: LAW 152
Office Hours:

Tuesday,Thursday - 1:00-2:00 PM

Current Position

Adjunct Instructor


Fall 2017:

SOCI 362.01 Sociology of Law Enforcement

Personal Summary

Jake Coolidge is a licensed attorney and the Project Manager and Research Fellow for the Montana Justice Initiative at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Jake moved to Missoula where he earned a Master’s in Sociology and a law degree.

Jake has taught numerous Sociology and Criminology classes at the University of Montana, focusing on criminology, policing, and the criminal justice system. He has researched several areas of the criminal justice system, including “Broken Windows” policing strategies, juvenile pretrial risk assessment instruments, disproportionate minority contact, county jail conditions, and sentencing practices and procedures. Jake is eager to enhance the discussion of justice both on campus and across the state, focusing on causes of historic incarceration rates and establishing evidence-based criminal justice practices in Montana.