Julia Laskorunsky is a doctoral candidate in the Criminology program at Penn State University. She has been working for the Justice Center for Research since 2011. Julia’s main research interests are in the areas of sentencing and corrections, with a particular focus on risk analysis. She has worked on grants for the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. Her dissertation focuses on comparing actuarial and clinical risk prediction at the sentencing stage in relation to racial disproportionality. She is currently working on several projects that examine the effects of juvenile adjudications on adult sentencing outcomes and judicial perception of risk.
Julia received her B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley and her M.A. from Penn State University. Prior to coming to Penn State, Julia worked as a Deputy Project Director and Research Assistant for Development Services Group, Inc., in Bethesda, Maryland.