Tracey Meares

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale University

Meares (together with Benjamin Justice) will co-author a book on how experiences with criminal legal institutions shape one’s civic identity. Drawing on scholarship from law, history, and the social sciences, they will examine how legally innocent people encounter three phases of the “curriculum” of American justice: policing, pretrial detention, and adjudication.  


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