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Danielle Shields

Danielle M. Shields, M.A. (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Criminal Justice at the Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice. Her research examines social inequalities and their impact upon historically oppressed groups—such as LGBTQ people, people of color, and women—throughout justice-related contexts. She is interested in using intersectionality to examine how routine legal processes can... Learn More


Ntasha Bhardwaj

Ntasha Bhardwaj is a doctoral candidate at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Her work is multi-disciplinary drawing on perspectives from Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science and Law. As a researcher she explores the impact of gender and gender inequality on crime and fear of crime in South Asia. Her dissertation... Learn More


Morgan Pater

Morgan Pater is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.  She is interested in the experience of crime, violence, and punishment, particularly among youth. More specifically, her work explores institution-level effects on individual-level perceptions and dispositions. Her current research involves social systematic observation of arraignment courts in the United States in a... Learn More


Brandon Turchan

PUBLICATIONS Turchan, B. (in press). High Profile Police-Involved Shootings and Officers’ Perceptions of Legitimacy: Insights from a Natural Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology [available online first]. Barao, L., Braga, A. A., Turchan, B. & Cook, P.J. (in press). Clearing Gangand Drug-Involved Nonfatal Shootings. Policing: An International Journal. Braga, A. A.,  Brunson, R.K., Cook, P.J., Turchan,... Learn More