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Current Research Projects at the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice


Stop & Frisk Primer

On March 9, the New York Bar Association will host a panel discussion on the use of stop, question, and frisk practices by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).  The Center on Race, Crime, and Justice has been tasked with producing a publication for distribution at that panel discussion.  The publication will provide the general public with factual information about the practice over the last ten years, and its impact on racial/ethnic minorities. 


Police-on-Police Shooting Task Force

On June 25, 2009, Governor Patterson issued a resolution authorizing a task force to investigate the incidents of police shooting other police in the state of New York.  The impetus for the resolution was concern over the death of two police officers in two different incidents, Officer Omar Edwards of the NYPD on May 28, 2009, and Officer Christopher Ridley of the Mount Vernon Police Department on January 25, 2008.  The officers were both African-American; the police officers who shot them were white. 


Use of Confidential Informants in Drug Prosecutions

Report forthcoming.


African-American Women in Managerial Positions in Criminal Justice

Women in general have only fairly recently taken positions within the predominantly male profession of policing.  This research explores how women who face the possibility of both gender and racial discrimination have managed to rise through the ranks to become the supervisors and managers within major criminal justice agencies including police, courts, and corrections.




Summary of the New York City Bar Association forum titled "The New York Police Department's Stop and Frisk Policies: Are they Effective? Fair? Appropriate?" (March 9,2010)

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New and Upcoming Scholarship on Race, Crime and Justice

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Race & Crime Bibliography

Police Accountability
Recent Research

Immigration Policy and Practice
Recent Research

Student Education for Advocacy

Race, Crime and Justice: A Fresh Look at Old Questions
(2008 Orison S. Marden Lecture delivered to The New York City Bar Association by President Jeremy Travis)

The Role of Critical Race Theory in Understanding Race, Crime, and Justice Issues
(Inaugural Colloquium delivered by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law)

And Justice for All? Assessing the Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform
2008 Annual Colloquium by Advisory Board Member Marc Mauer, Director,
The Sentencing Project

Congratulations to our 2009 Power of One Racial Justice Awards Recipients:

The late Honorable Robert E. Francis, Superior Court of New Jersey

Celeste Fitzgerald, Program Director of New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Leonardo Blair, freelance journalist, formerly of the New York Post

Click Here to go to our Announcements page to read more about the Awards and recipients

Click Here to see photos from the Awards Luncheon