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Bryce Peterson
Principal Research Associate
Former employee
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 principal research associate in the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center. His research focuses on correctional policy, children of justice-involved parents, video surveillance and body-worn camera technologies, federal and state justice statistics, and prison population forecasting. He conducts both quantitative and qualitative research and has received grants from the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Corrections, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, among other funders. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including the Prison Journal, Crime and Delinquency, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

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

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Children and youth