Jody Sundt

Associate Dean, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Corrections
  • Prisons and Jails
  • Sentencing Reform
  • Criminal Justice Education

Key Findings

  • California’s Realignment Act had no effect on aggregate violent or property crime rates in 2012, 2013 or 2014. MORE
  • Three years after the passage of Realignment, California crime rates remain at levels comparable to what would have been predicted if the prison population had remained at 2010 levels. MORE


Jody Sundt, Associate Dean of Graduate and Executive Education at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, is an expert in correctional policy, program implementation, public attitudes and research design.

Sundt consulted with the Oregon Department of Corrections, Smart Probation: Advanced Community Corrections Training Academy, the Effective Practices in Community Supervision Corrections Institute and the Monroe County Community Corrections. She was a volunteer probation officer at the Multnomah County Adult Community Corrections and served on the advisory board of the Oregon Half-Way House in Portland. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

She has been published in academic journals and is the co-author of “Public Willingness to Downsize Prisons” and the author of “The Effect of Administrative Segregation on Prison Order and Organizational Culture.”

Sundt received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and B.A. in English from Indiana University, Bloomington.