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)

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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The social media executive order: regulation of behavior not content

June 1, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei

Farzaneh Badiei discusses an executive order meant to take away the immunity that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

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ACLU-CT, Yale Law School Professors, and Others Seek Protection for Incarcerated Persons during a Global Pandemic

April 24, 2020
By Paige Vaughn

Justice Collaboratory Research Scholar Paige Vaughn interviews three Yale law School students about their work on a lawsuit aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut's correctional facilities.

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Pro-social media and COVID-19 disinformation

April 6, 2020
By Farzaneh Badiei

In the face of COVID-19, social media platforms are adopting various approaches to govern their users’ behaviors.

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