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Rochisha Shukla
Senior Research Associate
Justice Policy Center

Rochisha Shukla is a senior research associate with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research portfolio centers around institutional safety, correctional technology, prison reforms and reentry. She presently manages various projects focusing on contraband interdiction and the use of video analytics in correctional settings, in addition to serving as a data analyst on several others. 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.  

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety