Turanovic Receives Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award

Jillian Turanovic

The College is pleased to announce that Jillian Turanovic is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award.

This prestigious award, which was established in 1997, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology within five years of receiving their degree.

This is the second young scholar award for Dr. Turanovic. She received the Developmental & Life-Course Criminology Early Career Award in 2018.

“Dr. Turanovic has contributed so much to our College and to the field of Criminology in such a short time,” said Dr. Blomberg. “We are proud of her most recent achievement and are looking forward to her future accolades as well.”

Dr. Turanovic has been an Assistant Professor with the College since receiving her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. She also serves as the Director of the Crime Victim Research and Policy Institute, a branch of the College’s Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research.

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 publications have appeared in Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Pediatrics.

The College congratulates Dr. Turanovic on this well deserved honor along with her outstanding work in the discipline.