PhD in Criminology & Justice Policy
Alexis Yohros is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and a research assistant at the Institute on Race and Justice. Alexis is currently working on her dissertation, which focuses on how adverse childhood experiences impact juvenile reoffending and how community context shapes these experiences. Prior, Alexis was working for the Commonwealth of MA at the Office of the Child Advocate as a Harvard Public Policy Fellow and then Experiential Doctoral Fellow. She worked on issues related to juvenile diversion, dually-involved youth, and data transparency. She is also the founder and editor of Informed Justice, a social media blog summarizing peer-reviewed articles on crime and criminal justice to bridge the gap between academics, policymakers, and the general public.
Related Schools & Departments
- Yohros. A., & Zimmerman, G.M. Does the Residential Landscape Contextualize Peer Associations? Examining the Causes and Consequences of Affiliating with Older Peers. (2020). Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
- Yohros, A., & Welsh, B. C. (2019). Understanding and Quantifying the Scale-Up Penalty: A Systematic Review of Early Developmental Preventive Interventions with Criminological Outcomes. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 1-17.
- Welsh, B. C., Zane, S. N., Zimmerman, G. M., & Yohros, A. (2019). Association of a crime prevention program for boys with mortality 72 years after the intervention: Follow-up of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2(3).
- Yohros, A., & Threadgill, M. (2019, November). Statewide Diversion: Applications for Massachusetts and Data Considerations. Presentation at C2P Conference: Connecting Silos and Mapping Points of Intervention in the Cradle to Prison Pipeline. Boston, MA
- Threadgill, M. & Yohros, A. (2019, August). Examples of Statewide Diversion Models. Presentation at the Juvenile Justice Policy and Data Board Community-Based Interventions Subcommittee Meeting. Boston, MA
- Yohros, A. (2019, November). Childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Considering the role of context. Paper presentation at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
- Yohros, A., & Zimmerman, G.M. (2018, November). Neighborhoods, cross cohort socialization, and offending in peer networks. Paper presentation at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Awards and Honors
- 2020 Academic Honors Convocation Honoree, Northeastern University
- 2020 Experiential Ph.D. Fellowship, Northeastern University
- 2019 Student Innovation Award, American Society of Criminology
- 2019 Harvard Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School
More Student Paths
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...