The Justice Collaboratory brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. It infuses theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials in order to achieve its 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. Since the 1980s, our national criminal justice agenda has been driven by a set of ideas that have proved inaccurate and/or counterproductive: that broken windows policies are the best means of reducing crime, that color-blind anti-discrimination policies promote racial fairness, and that incapacitation improves public safety. These concepts have failed to offer effective, democratic solutions to the crises we face.

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.

Click here to learn more about the Justice Forward vision. 

For more information about the Justice Collaboratory, please email Molly Aunger.

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Justice Collaboratory

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, October 05, 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.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016


In The Press

Barriers to Reforming Police Practices

The New York Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares and Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology Tom Tyler are mentioned in an article about procedural justice.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


In The Press

Policing should move beyond crime reduction—A Commentary by Tracey L. Meares

The Washington Post

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Events

The Adolescent Brain: "Arrested" or Adaptive Development

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12:00PM
YLS - Room 127

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Events

Minority Rule: Redefining the Age of Criminality

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:00PM
Room 110

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Events

The Neuroecology of Antisocial Behavior: Implications for the Legal System

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12:00PM
YLS - Room 110

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Events

Social Psychological Approaches to Race and Crime

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00PM
YLS - Room 110

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.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


In The Press

Blacks in Tulsa more likely than whites to be subject to police use of force

Tulsa World (Oklahoma)

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares is quoted in an article about how law enforcement can increase the public’s trust.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


In The Press

Episode 47: A Path for Police Reform

Scholars Strategy Network’s No Jargon

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares was interviewed on the Scholars Strategy Network’s podcast No Jargon about police reform.