About this blog

Collab in Action (CIA) is the Justice Collaboratory’s blog written by its senior research team of Camila Gripp, PhD (Criminal Justice issues) and Farzaneh Badiei, PhD (Social Media issues). The Justice Collaboratory’s mission is to bring the latest ideas in the social sciences to bear on current problems. Rooted in the tenets of procedural justice, we seek to improve both the criminal justice and social media governance systems. We do this by:

Transforming the Goal: Legitimacy. The objective of both the criminal justice and social media governance system, must be to increase trust and cooperation between communities and the state.

Transforming the Focus: Communities, not individuals, should be our most meaningful unit of analysis.

Transforming the Language: Public Safety. Public safety is not just the reduction of crime or the maintenance of order. Rather, safety requires freedom from insecurity and victimization, community disenfranchisement, and government overreach.

This blog is published by and reflects the personal views of the individual authors, in their individual capacities. It does not purport to represent Yale University's institutional views, if any. No representation is made about the accuracy of the information, which solely constitutes the authors’ personal views on issues discussed. The information contained in this blog is provided only as general information and personal opinions, and blog topics may be updated after being initially posted.

Collab in Action (CIA)

The falling dominoes: on tech-platforms recent user moderation

January 14, 2021
By Farzaneh Badiei

Tech-platforms in the past week had to remove and ban someone because of inciting violence. That person happened to be the President of the United States. It is hard to argue that tech-platforms did not see this coming since they deal with all kinds of other harmful behavior on their platforms. It is also hard to argue that tech-platforms had a governance structure in place to address the problem.

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SMGI 2020 Recap & Looking Ahead

December 21, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei

A look back at the year at the Social Media Governance Initiative.

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Making Facebook Oversight Board Pro-Social

October 8, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei

Recommendations are just one way that the Board could be reformed with a more pro-social and community-oriented approach.

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Police Reform Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from a Study of the Police

July 9, 2020
By Paige Vaughn, Camila Gripp

The Justice Collaboratory spoke to Daniela Gilbert, MPA, to discuss lessons relating to police research, and challenges and opportunities that police face in attempting to reform their departments and relations with the community.

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