Dr Timothy Edgemon

Dr Timothy Edgemon

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Assistant Professor of Criminology

Contact details

School of Social Policy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Timothy G. Edgemon is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Birmingham.

His research examines how criminal justice interventions, such as arrest and incarceration, affect the stress and health of justice-involved individuals and how human trafficking related violence affects both the mental and physical health of trafficking survivors.


PhD in Sociology, University of Georgia, 2020

MA in Sociology, University of Georgia, 2016

BS in Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014


Dr. Timothy G. Edgemon received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, USA) in 2020. His doctoral thesis examined the links between criminal justice contact and mental health at both the individual and the societal level by using a variety of quantitative methods. While completing his PhD, Tim was part of an international grant funded by the U.S. Department of State, Office on Trafficking in Persons aimed at investigating the prevalence of human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

After receiving his PhD, Tim completed a one-year National Institute of Justice Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute, where he focused on implementing large scale quantitative and experimental designs aimed at reducing recidivism and improving the reintegration experiences of people released from prison. Upon completion of the Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tim joined the Department of Sociology at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor, where he taught classes in criminological theory, punishment, juvenile delinquency, and research methods.   

Tim’s research program is firmly situated within sociology, criminology, and health and his work been published in a variety of peer-reviewed outlets including Society & Mental HealthSocial Science & Medicine, The British Journal of Criminology, and Feminist Criminology. In addition, Tim presents regularly at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual research conferences.


Tim teaches on several modules including punishment, violence, criminological theory, and quantitative methods.


  • Penology & Corrections
  • Conditions of Confinement
  • Gender, Crime, & Justice
  • Sociology of Health
  • Violence & Victimization
  • Crime & Social Control
  • Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery
  • Quantitative Methods


Recent publications


Edgemon, TG, Clay-Warner, J, Kawashima, T, Anarfi, J & Okech, D 2024, 'Violence Increases Psychological Distress Among Women Trafficking Survivors in Ghana', Violence against Women, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012241231780

Yi, H, Vincent, K, Okech, D, Clay-Warner, J, Li, J, Kawashima, T, Edgemon, TG, Aletraris, L & Hassan Konteh, F 2023, 'An Empirical Comparison of a Traditional Strategy and Network Scale-Up Method for Prevalence Estimation of Child Trafficking in Sierra Leone', Crime and Delinquency. https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287231170122

Edgemon, TG & Clay-Warner, J 2023, 'Conditions of Confinement and Incarcerated Women’s Mental Health', Feminist Criminology, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 250-273. https://doi.org/10.1177/15570851231178935

Martin, BT, Suarez, KS, Giuffre, A, Edgemon, TG & Horowitz, V 2023, 'Factoring in Family: Considerations of Parenthood in the Assessment, Enforcement, and Collection of Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs)', British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azad001

Clay-Warner, J, Kawashima, T & Edgemon, TG 2022, 'Measure of Personal Network Size Using the Known Population Method: A Methodological Guide', American Journal of Public Health , vol. 112, no. 5, pp. 747-753. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306731

Clay-Warner, J, Edgemon, TG, Okech, D & Anarfi, JK 2021, 'Violence predicts physical health consequences of human trafficking: Findings from a longitudinal study of labor trafficking in Ghana', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 279, 113970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113970

Edgemon, TG & Clay-Warner, J 2019, 'Inmate Mental Health and the Pains of Imprisonment', Society and Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156869318785424


Edgemon, TG 2022, Coping with the "pains of imprisonment": The interaction of institutional conditions and individual experiences on inmate mental health. in M Elliott (ed.), Research Handbook on Society and Mental Health. Edward Elgar, pp. 348 - 365. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800378483.00025

Clay-Warner, J & Edgemon, TG 2020, Feminist Approaches to Victimology. in The Emerald Handbook of Feminism, Criminology and Social Change. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78769-955-720201005

Review article

Schroeder, E, Edgemon, TG, Aletraris, L, Kagotho, N, Clay-Warner, J & Okech, D 2022, 'A Review of Prevalence Estimation Methods for Human Trafficking Populations', Public Health Reports, vol. 137, no. Supplement 1, pp. 46S-52S. https://doi.org/10.1177/00333549211044010

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