"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Social Costs of Pretrial Electronic Monitoring in San Francisco," a new paper by Sandra Susan Smith & Cierra Robson, examines the harms of pretrial electronic monitoring.
Arnold Ventures has published a new discussion paper by Sandra Susan Smith that looks at the evidence that pretrial release does not increase crime and actually increases public safety.
Chris Winship's chapter in The New Pragmatist Sociology looks at the partnership between Boston police and Black clergy during a period of rising gun violence in Boston.
Felix Owusu examines the Suffolk County DA misdemeanor declination and diversion policy which significantly reduced prosecution rates with no increase in recidivism.
"How the Shift Toward Presumptive Nonprosecution of Misdemeanor Offenses Affects Racial Disparities in Current and Future Penal System Outcomes."
New policy brief by Chris Herring and Sandra Susan Smith hopes to inform policies aimed at increasing employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals.
Rob Sampson argues that a neighborhood’s well-being depends on the conditions of neighborhoods that its residents visit and are visited by.
Isabella Jorgensen and Sandra Susan Smith provide key considerations for jurisdictions interested in implementing bail reforms.
This policy brief highlights some promising paths forward for decriminalization that also lead to reductions in racial disparities.
This new study by Joscha Legewie and Nino José Cricco explores the consequences of policing for the educational outcomes of minority youth.
New research by Sharad Goel analyzing driving data in 10 major US cities shows that speeding enforcement was more concentrated in non-White neighborhoods.
"No Justice, No Pleas: Subverting Mass Incarceration Through Defendant Collective Action" by Andrew Manuel Crespo takes a look at "plea bargain unions" as an act of resistance that could upend the system of coercive plea bargaining.
News and Commentary
Harvard Names Three New University Professors
The Harvard Gazette, November 28, 2022
Featured: Robert J. Sampson
Harvard Law School Graduates Discuss Careers in Death Penalty Defense
The Harvard Crimson, November 16, 2022
Featured: Carol Steiker
Creating justice in real time: The campaign for Callie House
HKS Policy Topic, November 16, 2022
Featured: Cornell William Brooks
Government can minimize racial inequality in criminal justice by reducing police stops, detention, and long sentences
Phys.org, November 15, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), October 30, 2022
Cited: Research by Sandra Susan Smith and Isabella Jorgensen
We Need a New Paradigm to Halt the Unprecedented Growth of Electronic Monitoring
Truthout, October 24, 2022
Cited: Research by Sandra Susan Smith and Cierra Robson
Police stop Black drivers more often than Whites. We found out why.
The Washington Post, September 15, 2022
Analysis by Johann Gaebler, William Cai and Sharad Goel