Safeguarding Against Public Safety


Professor Tracey Meares led a panel discussion on February 7th at Fordham Law School with Collaboratory member Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff and visiting Prof. Lawrence Sherman to discuss his recently published article “Reducing Fatal Police Shootings as System Crashes: Research, Theory, and Practice” in the Annual Review of Criminology (Vol 1, Jan 2018). 

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Watch @mearest participate on a panel last night @FordhamLawNYC about closing Rikers and the importance of implementing procedural justice in the criminal justice system as a whole. https://t.co/eGXOZlU0FP

The Justice Collaboratory brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and researchers at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. We infuse theory and empirical research in order to achieve our goal of making the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.

Justice Forward is the Justice Collaboratory’s vision for rethinking and reforming the criminal justice system. We are forging a new path grounded in the idea that if we are to build a fair and effective system, we must 1) arrest the persistence of inequality and draw down the concentration of criminal justice exposure that itself can become criminogenic, 2) focus on mobilizing and engaging members of the community as co-producers of justice, and 3) be mindful of the fact that offending and victimization are concentrated and intertwined within the same small social networks. The Justice Collaboratory will pursue this vision through the production of innovative and collaborative research, policy engagement, training, and outreach.

For more information about the Justice Collaboratory, please email Molly Aunger.

Or head over to our Twitter, @JCollaboratory.

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Moving Justice Forward Conference


The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School presented a conference on "Moving Justice Forward", October 5-6, 2017. 

Click here to watch the public keynote "Advancing Reform in the Absence of Federal Leadership" featuring panelists: Ron Davis, Vanita Gupta, Karol Mason and Cy Vance, moderated by Tracey Meares and introduced by Dean Heather Gerken. 

Click here to watch the public plenary panel: "Collaborating in and Across Sectors in Support of Reform" feturing panelists: Nina Vinik, Caroll Bogert, Nick Turner, Brent Peterkin and Liz Glazer, with introductions from Mike Lawlor. 

Justice Collaboratory

Sunday, February 04, 2018


In The Press

Georgia incarcerating fewer African-Americans in its prisons

Associated Press State & Local

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. '92 is quoted in an article about the declining rate of African Americans jailed in Georgia.

Thursday, December 07, 2017


In The Press

Fairness key to trust in police force

Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler is profiled on the occasion of his appearance at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


In The Press

The Ten Best Books of 2017

The New York Times

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.'s book Locking Up Our Own was named one of the best books of the year.

Thursday, November 09, 2017


In The Press

‘Proactive Policing’ Credited With Crime Reductions

The Crime Report

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler, and Rachel Harmon ’96 are mentioned in a story about a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on proactive policing strategies.

Sunday, February 4, 2018


In The Press

Georgia incarcerating fewer African-Americans in its prisons

Associated Press State & Local

Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. '92 is quoted in an article about the declining rate of African Americans jailed in Georgia.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


In The Press

Fairness key to trust in police force

Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler is profiled on the occasion of his appearance at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand conference.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


In The Press

The Ten Best Books of 2017

The New York Times

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.'s book Locking Up Our Own was named one of the best books of the year.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


In The Press

Judging A Book: Saris Reviews 'Locking Up Our Own'

Law360

Professor of Law James Forman Jr.’s ’92 book Locking Up Our Own is reviewed by Judge Patti Saris.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


In The Press

‘Proactive Policing’ Credited With Crime Reductions

The Crime Report

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler, and Rachel Harmon ’96 are mentioned in a story about a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on proactive policing strategies.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


In The Press

'Stark' Yale Law Study Findings Help Drive Parole Reform

Connecticut Law Tribune

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Fiona Doherty ’99 and Theo Torres ’18 are quoted in an article about a report by the clinic on the parole revocation process in Connecticut.