Jillian Turanovic received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on violent victimization and offending, correctional policy, and the collateral consequences of incarceration. She is a Graduate Research Fellow and W.E.B. DuBois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, and her recent publications have appeared in Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Pediatrics.

Research Interests

Violent Victimization | Crime and Deviance | Incarceration | Life Course


Ph.D. 2015, Arizona State University; Criminology and Criminal Justice

M.S. 2011, Arizona State University; Criminology and Criminal Justice

B.A. 2009, Grant MacEwan University; Psychology


“A Comprehensive Assessment of Deadly Mass Shootings, 1980-2018.” National Institute of Justice ($289,810), 2019-2020.

“Stars of HOPE Program Impact Study.” New York Says Thank You Foundation ($25,000), 2018.

“Palm Beach County Victim Services Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Related Deaths Demonstration Project.” U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime ($579,965), 2017-2019.

“Examining Race and Gender Disparities in Restrictive Housing Placements.” W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice ($100,000). 2017-2018.

“Individual, Institutional, and Community Sources of School Violence: A Meta-Analysis.” National Institute of Justice ($380,122), 2016-2018.

“Understanding Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between Prison Visitation and Recidivism.” National Science Foundation ($168,946), 2016-2017.

“The Heterogeneous Consequences of Adolescent Victimization in Early Adulthood.” First Year Assistant Professor Summer Award, Florida State University ($20,000), 2016.

Recent Publications

Turanovic, Jillian J. 2019. “Victimization and Desistance from Crime.” Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. doi: 10.1007/s40865-018-0100-2.

Turanovic, Jillian J. 2019. “Heterogeneous Effects of Adolescent Violent Victimization on Problematic Outcomes in Early Adulthood.” Criminology. doi: 10.1111/1745-9125.12198.

Tomlinson, Tiffaney, Daniel P. Mears, Jillian J. Turanovic, and Eric A. Stewart. 2018. “Forcible Rape and Adolescent Friendship Networks.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Myers, Wesley, Kristin Lloyd, Jillian J. Turanovic, and Travis C. Pratt. 2018. “Revisiting a Criminological Classic: The Cycle of Violence.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 34:266-286.

Turanovic, Jillian J., and Nancy Rodriguez. 2016. “Mental Health Service Needs in the Prison Boom: The Case of Children of Incarcerated Mothers” Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Selected Publications

Turanovic, Jillian J., Travis C., and Alex R. Piquero. 2018. “Structural Constraints, Risky Lifestyles, and Repeat Victimization.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 34:251-274.

Turanovic, Jillian J. and Travis C. Pratt. 2017. “Consequences of Violent Victimization for Native American Youth in Early Adulthood.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 46:1333-1350.

Turanovic, Jillian J. and Melinda Tasca. 2017. “Inmates’ Experiences with Prison Visitation.” Justice Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2017.1385826

Turanovic, Jillian J. and Jacob T.N. Young. 2016. “Violent Offending and Victimization in Adolescence: Social Network Mechanisms and Homophily.” Criminology 54:487-519.