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Bryce Peterson

Bryce Peterson

Research Associate I

I came to Urban to help improve policies that shape the lives of individuals involved in the criminal justice system, as well as the family members affected by their involvement.


Bryce Peterson is a research associate I in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center. His research focuses on correctional policy, prisoner reentry, children of justice-involved parents, federal and state justice statistics, and quantitative data analysis. He has received grants from federal agencies, such as the National Institute of Corrections, and has used his training in quantitative research methods and data analysis to write about and present on several criminal justice issues, such as prison and jail misconduct, criminological theory, cross-national comparative analysis of crime, and juvenile delinquency.

Before joining the Urban Institute, Peterson was the project manager of the Correctional Incident Database, a research fellow at the Research and Evaluation Center in New York City, and an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he taught criminology, criminal justice, and statistics. He received his PhD in criminal justice from John Jay College/The Graduate Center, City University of New York.