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Issa Kohler-Hausmann

Associate Professor of Law, Yale University

Kohler-Hausmann will complete a book on how New York City’s signature policing tactics—including “broken windows” and “quality-of-life” policies—have contributed to mass misdemeanor arrests. Drawing from three years of fieldwork, unique datasets, and interviews with prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys and defendants, she will study how misdemeanor cases contribute to racial and class inequalities despite the fact that they often do not result in criminal convictions or jail sentences.


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