Joan Petersilia


University of California Irvine
(949) 824-6438

A criminologist who specializes in parole and prisoner re-entry, Petersilia has advised the California governor on corrections issues and done research in many other states. She is former director of the RAND Corp.'s Criminal Justice Program and has directed major studies in policing, sentencing, career criminals, juvenile justice, corrections, and racial discrimination. She also has expertise in policy analysis, program evaluation, cost/benefit analysis, and statistical analyses.

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