Michael Sierra-Arévalo is a PhD candidate in the department of sociology at Yale University, and is affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Justice Collaboratory at the Yale Law School, and the Center for Research on Inequalities in the Life Course. 

His current research focuses on how police socialization and perceptions of danger influence their behavior. His other research interests include gangs, gun violence, social networks, and public policy strategies for reducing urban violence.

Recent Publications:

Sierra-Arévalo, Michael, Andrew V. Papachristos. Forthcoming. “Social Networks and Gang Violence Reduction." Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 

Sierra-Arévalo, Michael. 2016. “Legal Cynicism and Protective Gun Ownership among Active Offenders in Chicago.” Cogent Social Sciences. 

Sierra-Arévalo, Michael, Yanick Charette, Andrew V. Papachristos. 2016. “Evaluating the Effect of Project Longevity on Group-Involved Shootings and Homicides in New Haven, CT.” Crime & Delinquency.