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Tyler McCoy Gay
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:07 pm
FOCUS Tyler’s research aims to explore police discrimination and over surveillance practices toward Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) to mitigate negative psychosocial impacts. A recent national study illustrated that 43 percent of BMSM who interacted with law enforcement reported experiences of police discrimination. Additionally, emerging research demonstrates that perceived racism and homophobia… View Article
Ginny Emiko Oshiro
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:38 pm
FOCUS As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Ginny has learned that her lived experience is connected to larger communities and societal structures. The realization that she and her community were being impacted by the criminalization of addiction, the deinstitutionalization and criminalization of mental illness, the making of mass incarceration, and the construction of a refractory criminal… View Article
Alexis Rowland
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:20 pm
FOCUS In the pursuit of abolishing prisons, Alexis studies prisons, penal policy, and punishment, especially those issues which affect gender and sexual minority (GSM) populations. Her work explores the ways in which penal institutions influence hegemonic perceptions of minority groups, and in turn, how they contribute to social and material inequality. The goal of her… View Article
Alec Marcus Hall
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:16 pm
FOCUS Alec’s passion for research involves developing a school-based integrated model that involves restorative justice and Youth Participatory Action Research within a Multi-tiered Systems of Support framework. He wants to develop this model to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline metaphor that disproportionately affects children of color. Many children of color who come from urban backgrounds may… View Article
T’Shana McClain
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:05 pm
FOCUS Shana’s research explores alternative justice approaches for survivors of intimate and interpersonal violence and, more specifically, how those approaches mitigate racial/ethnic health disparities for survivors, offenders, and their communities. She is passionate about the potential life-changing prospects of both genuine validation and giving voice to survivors around what justice means to them. Shana is… View Article
Sione Lynn Pili Lister
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:00 pm
FOCUS Sione (she-oh-nay) is passionate about centering the lived experiences of people of color in examining how the law is wielded as a tool of white supremacy and settler colonialism. She is currently interested in how legal language in residential lease contracts is connected to residential segregation and eviction. Segregation remains high today, and is… View Article
Jabarey Wells
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:42 pm
FOCUSJabarey is invested in utilizing community-based research to mitigate the damaging impacts incarceration can have on community functioning and individual health. Specifically, Jabarey researches how carceral systems (prisons, jails, community supervision, policy, etc.) affect the relationship between incarcerated individuals and their communities to influence health and well-being upon reentry/reintegration. He examines factors such as surveillance,… View Article
Denae Bradley
Posted On November 25, 2020 8:00 pm
FOCUSIn recent decades, much of the public debate about mass incarceration has centered on Black men. Incarcerated women have been historically neglected, although women’s incarceration rates have grown at twice the pace of men’s, with the majority of women being of reproductive age. Research shows that incarceration negatively influences women’s health, where incarcerated women suffer… View Article
Christopher E. Robertson
Posted On November 25, 2020 7:07 pm
FOCUS Christopher’s work is inspired by the vision of a world free of police violence. Using mixed-method approaches, he aims to identify the hidden costs of police violence that are borne by individuals and communities of color. By examining mental health outcomes over the life course, Christopher seeks to understand how personal and vicarious experiences… View Article
Bryant Jackson-Green
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:38 pm
FOCUS Bryant’s research lies at the intersection of criminal justice policy and organizational theory, focusing on how organizations make decisions about and can better allocate resources to address social risk. Using mixed methods, his work highlights the importance of law and organizations in a larger social-ecological context. He plans to collaborate with policymakers and nonprofits… View Article

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