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Aug 21

RT @MsProwse: In our new paper, @VeslaWeaver, @mearest, and I use conversations from the PortalsPolicingProject to analyze patterns in disc…

JusticeCollaboratory
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Aug 15

Read the recent article about our faculty co-director @mearest - "Obamas, policing, and gun violence" in the MV Times. https://t.co/d3sc0E1Cza

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.

Access our most recent Justice Collaboratory Newsletter.

Project Highlight: Portals


Our Portals Project now has a new web site.

In the aftermath of Ferguson, MO as well as a series of collective protests to police violence across the country, there was an outpouring of narratives from those in communities where police activity is concentrated. These narratives have highlighted the stark contrasts between the formal legal empowerment and right to be free from state interference and the daily, lived experience of citizens in poor communities.

Despite these prevalent narratives, current research is ill-suited to help us understand how the Michael Browns of America come to experience the police and state authority more broadly. Theories of how communities perceive the police and how these perceptions affect identity, relations among residents, and political action are underdeveloped. This important work requires a better way to measure these dynamics across communities. The Portals Policing Project aims to do just that. 

Justice Collaboratory

Monday, January 21, 2019


In The Press

MLK breakfast speaker focuses on police relations

The State Journal-Register

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey L. Meares gave the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 29, 2018


In The Press

Misdemeanorland: Social Control and New York City's Lower-Level Courts

Center for Court Innovation

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her book Misdemeanorland.

Monday, January 21, 2019


In The Press

MLK breakfast speaker focuses on police relations

The State Journal-Register

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey L. Meares gave the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 29, 2018


In The Press

Misdemeanorland: Social Control and New York City's Lower-Level Courts

Center for Court Innovation

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her book Misdemeanorland.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


In The Press

Down the Chain

The Nation

The book Misdemeanorland by Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is reviewed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


In The Press

Public Thinker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann on Misdemeanors and Mass Incarceration

Public Books

Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 is interviewed about her latest book Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.

Monday, August 27, 2018


In The Press

How Criminal Justice Reform Can Move Forward in the Trump Era

The Crime Report

Scholarship by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is the subject of an article about criminal justice reform in the Trump era.

Monday, August 6, 2018


In The Press

‘Social Control’ And ‘Broken Windows’

RNN/ Richard French Live

Associate Professor of Law Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 was interviewed about her new book, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.