Ashmini Kerodal is a senior research associate at the Center for Court Innovation. Her current work includes the New York City Case Processing Project, a quantitative analysis of how court cases are processed in New York City. Ms. Kerodal is also serving as a researcher for the Center’s work on the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, an initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Kerodal held research positions at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the U.S. Extremist Crime Database at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has published articles on sexual assault, extremist violence, and terrorism. She also guest edited a special issue of the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice on the evolution of sex crimes and sex trafficking legislation. Ms. Kerodal received her B.Sc. in management studies and M.Sc. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of the West Indies and her Ph.D. in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.