Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice
In this talk, I’ll describe several projects that explore the cognitive and social factors that affect how people make decisions in the criminal justice system. Some of this work applies basic psychological principles to the criminal justice context, and some work draws on the context to develop broader psychological hypotheses. These projects include interventions with both police officers and people living in areas with higher crime. Together, these projects highlight the promise—for both psychological theory and public policy—of work at the intersection of behavioral science and criminal justice.
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