Dr. Kohler-Hausmann will present findings from her award-winning book Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, a mixed method multi-year study of New York City’s lower criminal courts in the era of mass misdemeanor arrests. The book exposes how New York City’s signature policing initiative imposed underappreciated forms of social control upon hundreds of thousands of people arrested for low-level crimes. She will also discuss new results showing racial disparities and convictions over the period of broken windows policing. Get more information about Misdemeanorland.
Issa Kohler-Hausmann is Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale. Her primary research interests are in criminal law, sociology of law, empirical legal studies, social and legal theory.