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Rochisha Shukla

Rochisha Shukla

Research Analyst


Rochisha Shukla is a research analyst with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses on correctional policy and prisoner reentry. Her research interests include mass incarceration and its effects, sentencing, corrections, reentry, and prison reforms. Before joining Urban, Shukla completed her master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, following the defense of her thesis, “Exploring the Role of Concentrated Reentry in the Relationship between Halfway Houses and Recidivism.” She also holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Delhi, India. At the University of Maryland, Shukla was a graduate teaching assistant with two professors in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and was a graduate administrative assistant with the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime.

Research Areas

Crime and Justice

Centers & Initiatives

Justice Policy Center