The Impact of Policing and Criminal Justice on Families

Awarded Scholars:
Nayoung Rim, United States Naval Academy
Bocar Ba, University of Pennsylvania
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:
$30,000

Interaction with the police impacts not only arrestees, but also their families and communities. Using a unique collection of previously untapped administrative datasets, Rim and Ba (with Roman Rivera, Ph.D. student, Columbia University) will provide a holistic evaluation of the defendants’ journeys through the criminal justice system from arrest to court decision, including any spillover effects of a conviction on defendants’ families. They will focus on the role of police and judges to evaluate options for improving police accountability and the criminal justice system.

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