Shelby Pederson

Doctoral Student
Shelby Pederson

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Shelby Pederson is a doctoral student at the College of Social Work and a legislative analyst for the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. Shelby’s research has focused on law enforcement and correctional officer training, prisoner re-entry, and mental health and substance abuse policy in the criminal legal system. As a legislative analyst, Shelby supports the Florida Legislature by providing data, evaluative research, and objective analyses that assist legislative budget and policy deliberations.


  • Juvenile Justice Policy
  • Racial Typification/Racial Profiling
  • Prisoner Re-Entry
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy in the Criminal Justice System
  • Police Training and Policy


  • MSW, 2019, Florida State University; Social Work
  • MS, 2019, Florida State University; Criminology
  • BSW, 2017, Minot State University; Social Work

Shelby Pederson