FEATURED ARTICLE: Collaboratory member Vesla Weaver and Joe Soss released Police are our Government: Politics, Political Science, and the Policing of Race-Class Subjugated Communities in the 2017 Annual Review of Political Science. The article offers a response to the question: what does Political Science have to offer in the aftermath of Ferguson? and examines the political lives of communities subjugated by race and class.

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.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


In The Press

Discussing inequality and the criminal justice system with Yale professor Vesla Weaver

St. Louis Public Radio

Justice Collaboratory member and Associate Professor of Political Science Vesla Weaver speaks about her work on inequality and the criminal justice system, specifically the impact of the events that unfolded around the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO in August 2014. 

Monday, March 06, 2017


In The Press

Move Criminal Justice Forward—A Commentary by Tracey Meares

RegBlog

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


In The Press

Discussing inequality and the criminal justice system with Yale professor Vesla Weaver

St. Louis Public Radio

Justice Collaboratory member and Associate Professor of Political Science Vesla Weaver speaks about her work on inequality and the criminal justice system, specifically the impact of the events that unfolded around the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO in August 2014. 

Monday, March 6, 2017


In The Press

Move Criminal Justice Forward—A Commentary by Tracey Meares

RegBlog

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


In The Press

Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says

NPR

A study by Justice Collaboratory member Andrew Papachristos is cited in a report on guns violence compared to other causes of death in the United States.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


In The Press

City Panel Seeks to Revitalize Community Policing

ABC7-Chicago

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares was quoted in an article about a an advisory panel on community policing in Chicago of which she is a member.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


In The Press

At Confirmation Hearing, Sen. Sessions Links Police Morale To Crime Spike

NPR Morning Edition Morning Edition

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares was interviewed on the prospect for police reform under the incoming administration.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


In The Press

Should Police Wear Body Cameras? Experts Pick Sides

WalletHub

Lecturer in Law and Program Director of The Justice Collaboratory Megan Quattlebaum ’10 is one of the experts featured in an article about police and body cameras.