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Jennifer Ortiz

Department of Sociology/Criminology and Criminal Justice

Expert Bio

Jennifer Ortiz is an associate professor of criminology at Indiana University Southeast. Her research interests center on punishment in the criminal justice system, from sentencing through to reentry.

Before joining the IU Southeast faculty, she served as the research director for the New York State Permanent Commission on Sentencing from 2011 to 2015. She earned her doctorate in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Areas of Expertise

Sentencing, incarceration, reentry, prison gangs, street gangs, recidivism.