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I am currently co-leading, with Dr. Deborah Koetzle and Dr. Jeff Mellow, a project in Central America that aims to assess the consolidation of judicial reforms that introduced an adversarial system of criminal justice. To do this we are interviewing criminal justice operators, gathering official statistics, and we are implementing a survey to individuals in prison to learn about their experiences with criminal proceedings and their life in prison. For this project we have partnered with Joel Capellán, from Rowan University, and with IUDOP-UCA in El Salvador. Our main goal is to provide evidence-based recommendations of policy reforms to improve the capacity and performance of the criminal justice system.

Selected media coverage of our work: