Sandra Susan Smith explores the ways in which pretrial incarceration affects job retention, job-seeking, and relative confidence in the ability to succeed in getting a job.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Bruce Western discuss their new report, Reducing Racial Inequality in Crime and Justice: Science, Practice, and Policy .
"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.
Felix Owusu examines the Suffolk County DA misdemeanor declination and diversion policy which significantly reduced prosecution rates with no increase in recidivism.
New policy brief by Chris Herring and Sandra Susan Smith hopes to inform policies aimed at increasing employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals.
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.
"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.
In a new interview, Rob Sampson discusses disadvantage, race, neighborhood vitality, crime, and the life of cities.
Commentary by Sandra Susan Smith argues that mass incarceration hasn’t ended in San Francisco, or anywhere else. To achieve that, governments would first have to devolve power to the communities it has harmed the most.
News and Commentary
'Frightening, shocking': Some Black Americans fear violence after Jacksonville shooting
USA Today, August 29, 2023
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Documentary traces history of policing the Black community – from slavery through present day
ABC News, August 10, 2023
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
How they remember ‘Tree’
Harvard Gazette, August 9, 2023
Featured: Cornell William Brooks, Randall Kennedy, Carol Steiker
Obama recalls the lasting influence of Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree
The Boston Globe, August 5, 2023
Quoted: Cornell William Brooks
How a Mississippi case of police brutality emphasizes the need for more accountability
Vox, August 4, 2023
Quoted: Desmond Ang
‘We just want to be OK’: MA dangerousness law is broken, activists & survivors tell 25 Investigates
Boston 25 News, May 17, 2023
Featured: Katy Naples-Mitchell