Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Obama Task Force on Policing Includes Yale Law Professor

The radio program has a short profile of Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares, a member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which met for the first time publicly in January.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop-and-Frisk as a Program, Not an Incident—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

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

Friday, December 19, 2014


Professor Meares Named to Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Tracey L. Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, has been named to a Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing aimed at strengthening community policing and trust among law enforcement and the communities they serve. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Professor Tyler Co-Authors Study about the Impact of Street Stops on Police Legitimacy

A study by professors at Yale, Columbia, and New York University found that young men’s interactions with police generally negatively influenced their views about police legitimacy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Study Analyzes Impact of Police Stops on Mental Health

A study by professors at Yale and Columbia universities has found a connection between what happens when they interact with the police and increased anxiety and trauma in young men.

Monday, September 22, 2014


YLS Professors Enlisted in Nationwide Initiative to Build Community Trust and Justice

U.S. Department of Justice launches the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which will be funded through a $4.75 million collaborative agreement. The initiative brings together a team of experts, including Yale Law School Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Video Blinds Us to the Evidence, NYU, Yale Study Finds

A new study co-authored by Professor Tom Tyler shows that where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions. The study was a collaboration between New York University researchers and Tyler.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Respectful Policing in Chicago: Changing the Us vs Them mentality

Procedural justice training that members of The Justice Collaboratory developed is discussed in a segment from WGN-TV.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Rolling Law Out to the Streets

Yale Law School Professors Tracey Meares and Tom Tyler are working at the forefront of two issues faced by police across the country: reducing gun violence and improving the legitimacy of law enforcement. Both Meares and Tyler are leading the way in using research and cutting-edge theory in law and social science to create strategies to promote crime reduction, procedural justice, and legitimacy of law.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Tracey L. Meares to Discuss Reducing Violent Crime in Walton Hale Hamilton Inaugural Lecture

The lecture will discuss a book project led by Meares and colleagues aimed at documenting and explaining efforts to address violent crime in several major cities across the country.

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