Michael Sierra-Arévalo is a Ph.D. 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. 

He will join the faculty at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Fall 2018. 

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. 2017. “Social Networks and Gang Violence Reduction." Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 

Sierra-Arévalo, Michael, Yanick Charette, Andrew V. Papachristos. 2017. “Evaluating the Effect of Project Longevity on Group-Involved Shootings and Homicides in New Haven, CT.” Crime & Delinquency.