Rochisha Shukla is a research analyst with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses on risk assessments, case processing, and decisionmaking in the criminal justice system. Her research interests include mass incarceration and its effects, sentencing, corrections, prisoner 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.
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