The Weeds
The Weeds
Jul 24, 2020
The evidence on crime and policing
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Texas A&M's Jennifer Doleac joins Matt to explain what we know (and don't know) about criminal justice.


"How to Fix Policing" by Jennifer Doleac, Niskanen Center

"How to Make a Police Force More Diverse" by Jennifer Doleac, Bloomberg

"Changing Police Recruitment Messages Attracts a Larger and More Diverse Applicant Pool" by Jennifer Doleac, CCJ

"Making Fair and Respected Cops: Procedural Justice Training in Chicago Proves Successful" by Jennifer Doleac, CCJ

"Encouraging desistance from crime" by Jennifer Doleac

"The Unintended Consequences of “Ban the Box”: Statistical Discrimination and Employment Outcomes When Criminal Histories Are Hidden" by Jennifer Doleac (Texas A&M) & Benjamin Hansen (Univ. or Oregon)


Jennifer Doleac (@jenniferdoleac), Economics professor, Texas A&M / Host of the Probable Causation podcast


Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox


Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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