Morgan Williams, Jr.

Barnard College

Williams will examine how municipal residency requirements, which mandate that public sector employees such as law enforcement officers live within the agency’s city limits, affect racial disparities in public safety and policing outcomes. Using novel historical and administrative data, Williams explores the extent to which benefits accrued from these policies, such as improved community relations, may come at the cost of constrained officer recruitment pools and potentially lower-quality policing.


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