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Todd Foglesong is a Senior Research Associate with the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).
Todd is also the Coordinator of the PCJ's annual Justice Systems Workshop. His research focuses on the use of arrest and pretrial detention around the world as well as the alignment of government efforts to administer criminal justice. He currently teaches the Workshop on Crime and Criminal Justice Reform in Global Context, which involves students in the comparative study of the operation of criminal justice systems, examining strategies for controlling crime and delivering justice across many different countries.
Prior to joining the Program, Todd worked at the Vera Institute of Justice. He joined Vera in May 2000 to establish and direct the Center for Justice Assistance (CJA) in Moscow, Russia, a joint venture of Vera and the Russian INDEM Foundation that works with government and non-governmental agencies to improve the system of justice. He helped design and implement the Nizhegorod Project on Justice Assistance, a demonstration managed by the CJA that reduced the length of time people were held in jail before trial. Todd also supervised Vera's work with the prosecution service in Chile to evaluate the effectiveness of its new system of justice.
Before joining the Vera Institute, Todd was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas and University of Utah. With Peter Solomon, he wrote Courts and Transition in Russia: The Challenge of Judicial Reform (Westview, 2000) and Crime, Criminal Justice, and Criminology in Post-Soviet Ukraine (National Institute of Justice, 2001).
Todd received a B.A. in Russian and Economics from Bowdoin College and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the board of RiskMonitor, a non-governmental research center in Sofia, Bulgaria that supports better public policies on organized crime and institutional corruption.
Samples of Todd Foglesong's published research and articles