Op-Eds and Essays

TASER Technology and Police Officers’ Understanding and Use of Force,Law & Society Review Blog, January 10, 2019.

"Why don’t cops wear seatbelts? How the demand for officer safety endangers police officers," Work In Progress: Sociology on the Economy, Work, and Inequality, January 5, 2017.

"Broken Windows is Broken: Study Shows that a More Focused Approach to Tackling Street Violence can be More Effective," LSE American Politics and Policy, July 20, 2016.

"The Shooting Disease: Who You Know, Where You Live," Hartford Courant, May 31, 2015.

"Beyond the Burning," The Conversation, April 28, 2015.

"‘Civilizing’ the Fractured Relationship between Police and Minority Communities," The Conversation, April 22, 2015.

"An Opportunity to Rise Above Fear for Police, People of Color," Forum, New Haven Register, January 25, 2015.

"Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts," Mic, October 21, 2013.

"Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing - Check Out How Cops Can Actually Fight Crime," Mic, August 21, 2013.

"Micro-Policing Can Reduce Violence in Urban Hot Spots," Institution for Social and Policy Studies, January 22, 2013.


In Jonathan Ben-Menachem, “Body Cameras and TASERs Rake in Billion for Axon, but They’re No Panacea for Police Violence,” The Appeal, June 10, 2019.

In Meghana Mysore, "Arms (and Minds) in 'America's Arsenal,'" The Yale Herald, November 11, 2016.

In Olivia Li, "Chicago's Criminal Offenders Arm Themselves for the Same Reason Most American Gun Owners Do - They fear for their safety," The Trace, September 27, 2016.

In Daniel Shkolnik, "A Former Crack Dealer Explains the Danger and Appeal of Slinging Rocks in the 80s," Vice, May 3, 2016.

In John Caniglia, "What Cities can Learn from New Haven's Fight to Rein in Gang Violence: Seeking Solutions," The Plain Dealer, March 24, 2016.

In Bess Connolly Martell, "New Haven’s Project Longevity Shows Promise in Reducing Violent Crime in the City," Yale News, April 21, 2016.

In Paul Bass, "U.S. Attorney Cites Social-Science Math to Credit 'Project Longevity," New Haven Independent, October 26, 2015.

In Ed Stannard, "Study: New Haven’s Project Longevity Shows Positive Results," New Haven Register, October 24, 2015.

In Ray Hardman,"'Focused Deterrence' Helping to Curb Gun Violence among New Haven Gangs," WNPR, October 23, 2015.

In Paula Mejia, "Gun Deaths in U.S. Twice as High among African-Americans as Caucasians," Newsweek, September 25, 2014.

In David Rossler, "No Safe Haven," Yale Herald, April 18, 2014.