I testified before the Texas State Senate on March 18, 2021 about the impact of SB 21 on Harris County. SB 21 would drastically reduce the provision of unsecured bonds in Texas, and, in doing so, roll back bail reform in Harris County, overwhelm the County jail, and restore racial inequalities in detention bail reform has eased.
In this presentation, presented to the Harris County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on March 11, 2021, I lead a team of analysts in the Harris County Justice Administration Department to show the limited changes to felony bail practice in Harris County, and how those changes don’t map onto crime increases.
In this memorandum, presented to the Harris County Commissioners Court on February 26, 2021, I lead a team of analysts in the Harris County Justice Administration Department to show that bail reform in Harris County has not caused an increase in crime in the county.
My manuscript with Kanika Khanna presents evidence that Confederate Monument Removals in whites’ ZIP codes leaded to an increase in whites’ reports of racial prejudice that endured for over a year. This paper has received a Revise and Resubmit.
One of my papers, just published at Politics, Groups, and Identities with Justin Berry and Sergio Garcia-Rios, examines how individuals’ perceptions of their panethnic group’s discrimination relative to other groups predicts their vote choice.