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IBS Associations

Prevention Science Program

Research Interests

Criminology, Victimization, Violence, Incarceration, Trauma, Youth Development, Prevention

Brief Biography

Jillian Turanovic is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and a fellow in the Institute of Behavioral Science, Prevention Science Program. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of victimization, violence, the life-course, and incarceration. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime, and Arnold Ventures. She is the author of Thinking about Victimization: Context and Consequences (Routledge, 2023), Confronting School Violence: A Synthesis of Six Decades of Research (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and Revitalizing Victimization Theory: Revisions, Applications, and New Directions (Routledge, 2021). In 2019 she received the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology. Her current research examines issues of trauma and well-being, school victimization, firearm violence, and prisons. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2015.