Ryken Grattet
Research Fellow
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Criminal justice and corrections
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Ryken Grattet is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where his research addresses corrections and crime control policy. His current work analyzes strategies for reducing recidivism among offenders affected by California’s historic policy change, Public Safety Realignment. Before joining PPIC, he was professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis. He also conducted research at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is the author of Parole Violations and Revocations in California (with Joan Petersilia and Jeffrey Lin) and Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement (with Valerie Jenness). He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Other Selected Publications
"Justice By Other Means: Venue Sorting in Parole Revocation” (with Jeffrey Lin and Joan Petersilia), Law & Policy 34 (2012).

"Societal Reactions to Deviance,” Annual Review of Sociology 37 (2011).

"Supervision Regimes, Risk, and Official Reactions to Parolee Deviance” (with Jeffrey Lin and Joan Petersilia), Criminology 49 (2011).

"‘Back-end Sentencing’ and Reimprisonment: Individual, Organizational, and Community Predictors of Parole Sanctioning Decisions” (with Jeffrey Lin and Joan Petersilia), Criminology 48 (2010).

"Parole Violations and Revocations in California: Analysis and Suggestions for Action” (with Joan Petersilia, Jeffrey Lin, and Marlene Beckman), Federal Probation 73 (2009).

"The Urban Ecology of Bias Crime: A Study of Disorganized and Defended Neighborhoods,” Social Problems 56 (2009).