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Sara Bastomski

Sara Bastomski

Research Associate


Sara Bastomski is a research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she conducts research and evaluates crime and justice policy. She focuses on crime victimization, gender-based violence, and applied quantitative methods, including statistical modeling, social network analysis, and geographic information systems. Bastomski leads several evaluation research projects for New York City and Contra Costa County, California. She is also project manager for the Office for Victims of Crime–funded Center for Victim Research. Bastomski’s research on violence and gender has been published (or is in press) in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Social Networks, and Sex Roles, and has been presented at national and international conferences.

Bastomski previously conducted research at Yale University, at the RAND Corporation, and for community-based organizations, and she was an adjunct faculty member in criminology at the George Washington University. She holds a PhD in sociology from Yale University.


Centers & Initiatives

Justice Policy Center


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