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The Policing, Law, and Policy Clinic seeks to translate leading theory and empirical evidence on policing reform into actionable policies aimed at transforming policing and public safety.

Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16, is Director of Freedom Reads, which aims to give incarcerated people access to the power of literature. Credit John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Blog Posts

December 21, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei
October 8, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei


@JCollaboratory -
Dec 1

.@NACOLE_org's Gianina Irlando on policy changes that help hold officers accountable: "In the past, it was difficult to track an officer's disciplinary history at the state level. Now, state mandates are making it easier to keep track of officers even if they change positions."

@JCollaboratory -
Dec 1

Gabe Davis on @ccauthority's #policeoversight: "The law we enforce criminalizes 'willfully' depriving someone of a constitutional right, so it's a short mandate. It's a very high threshold to meet given the law's requirement to show criminal intent."

Justice Collaboratory Members In the Media

The latest roundup of JC members in the news:

Unearthing the Roots of Black Rebellion
The New York Times profiles JC member Prof. Elizabeth Hinton about her new book America On Fire.

Police-Citizen Trust: A Path out of the Crisis
SOM Prof. and JC member Prof. Rodrigo Canales discusses a solution for police organizations which is building trust with citizens in the wake of George Floyd.

A Minneapolis Jury Has Found Derek Chauvin Guilty of Killing George Floyd
JC member Prof. Gideon Yaffe speaks with Vogue about the few factors that the conviction of the Derek Chauvin trial rested on moments before the verdict was announced.