"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."
Employers would be more willing to hire people with criminal convictions under certain conditions, says research by Will Dobbie.
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.
News and Commentary
San Francisco has fewer pretrial detainees in jail. But at what cost?
HKS Policy Topic, September 16, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith and Cierra Robson
‘My emancipation proclamation’: the man fighting to free millions from their criminal records
The Guardian, September 14, 2022
Quoted: Sandra Susan Smith
Sandra Susan Smith aims to eradicate disparities in criminal courts
HKS Magazine, Summer 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith
Will ongoing gun violence bring a stop-and-frisk resurgence to Philly? It wouldn’t be the first time
WHYY, July 15, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
It’s time for Massachusetts to eliminate cash bail
CommonWealth, April 30, 2022
Commentary by Isabella Jorgensen and Sandra Susan Smith