This week we talk with Bianca Bersani, a professor at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. We ask her about her academic family tree and how it influenced her work. We also ask whether turning points can actually be negative and not just good things that happen to us. Bianca walks us through a paper she co-authored looking at the impact of arrest during early adolescence. Finally, we talk about one of her emerging areas of interest: emerging adult justice.
You can find Bianca on Twitter @bebersani. She has been published in journals such as Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Annual Review of Criminology, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence.