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Lindsay Bostwick

Lindsay Bostwick

Ph.D. Student

Lindsay Bostwick is a third-year Ph.D. student at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

I study Criminology with a focus on sentencing and corrections policy. 

Prior to attending Carnegie Mellon University I worked for over five years for the State of Illinois as a research and policy analyst at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and helped establish Illinois's sentencing commission, the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council.

I was an adjunct instructor with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice for four years at Loyola University Chicago and also taught in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I'm an affiliated scholar with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center. 

My advisors are Daniel Nagin, Al Blumstein, and Amelia Haviland. My recent research has been on measuring changes in sentencing severity and time served in prison and examining different methodologies used to account for censoring in time served data. Currently I am examining sentencing policies and the aging prison population using demographic modeling methods. 

I received my bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati and my master's in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. 

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