Institutional corrections; prisonization and adjustment to incarceration; societal reactions to crime and punishment
Bryce is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. She currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Yasemin Irvin-Erickson and volunteers with the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE). Her research is dedicated to understanding the lived experiences of individuals who are incarcerated. Specifically, Bryce is interested in individuals' reactions to confinement and the process of prisonization, how individuals cope with their incarceration experience, and societal reactions to crime and punishment.
Under the supervision of Dr. Irvin-Erickson, she is involved in a project that considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence risk factors. As an undergraduate student, Bryce worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Danielle Rudes at ACE. Bryce continues to volunteer at ACE and is involved in a variety of projects where she has gained interview and qualitative data analysis experience. Her MA thesis (in progress) uses qualitative data from prison letters to consider how prison serves not only as punishment (deprivation of liberty), but for punishment (additional punishments beyond deprivation of liberty).
B.S., Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University