Policy 

CPIP’s faculty affiliates regularly engage with journalists and policymakers. Learn more about these policy issues and contributions.

 

CRIME AND JUSTICE

Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society      

Policy Issues: correlates and causes of crime trends; criminal justice reform and its impact on crime/public safety; immigration, immigration policy and crime

Policy Contributions:

  • 2023, Op-ed with Bradley Bartos, “Decarceration and Crime Do Not Go Hand in Hand.” Scientific American. September 14.
  • 2022, Expert witness, United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review in the matter of Rouben Dossous. December 22.
  • 2019, Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Hearing, “California Criminal Justice Reform: Potential Lessons for the Nation.” Los Angeles, CA. July 13.
  • 2020, Committee on Revision of the Penal Code, Can We Downsize Our Prisons and Jails Without Compromising Public Safety?: Findings from California’s Criminal Justice Reforms.” June 24. (virtual due to COVID19)
  • 2019, National Press Foundation, “Can We Downsize Our Prisons and Jails Without Compromising Public Safety?: Findings from California’s Criminal Justice Reforms.” November 10.
  • 2018, Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety, “Prop 47 and its Impact on Crime in California.” May 23.
  • 2016, Zocalo Public Square, “How Do You Fix a ‘Bad’ Neighborhood?” November 1.
  • 2016, Keynote Address, Museum of Man, in conjunction with their exhibit, Race: Are We So Different?, “Rap, Race and the Reproduction of Inequality.” May 11. See Rap on Trial

 

Kristin Turney, Professor of Sociology

Policy Issues: social inequalities in health and wellbeing; criminal legal system, including police contact, jail incarceration, and prison incarceration

Policy Contributions:

 

Naomi Sugie, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Policy Issues: Ban the Box, criminal record screening in other contexts (e.g., housing, dating apps); reentry, incarceration and COVID

Policy Contributions: speaks with reporters; writes policy briefs

 

Keramet Reiter, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Policy Issues: prisons, incarceration, solitary confinement

Policy Contributions: editorials and op-eds; expert and policy reports 

Ana Muñiz, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Policy Issues: gang databases, gang injunctions, constitutional violations by law enforcement as a result of gang profiling, local-state-federal information sharing policies, immigration detention, deportation.    

Policy Contributions: speaks with reporters; consults with congressional offices and other elected offices on policy issues; has drafted state-level legislation and testified in favor of legislation

 

WORKFORCE

Wang Feng, Professor of Sociology

Policy Issues: Contemporary China, social inequality in state socialisms

Policy Contributions: publish op-eds; speaks with reporters 

 

David Neumark, Distinguished Professor of Economics           

Policy Issues: Minimum wages, discrimination, hiring credits, Earned Income Tax Credit, anti-poverty policy          

Policy Contributions: radio and television appearances, publish op-eds, testify and brief policymakers

2023. D. Neumark. "Higher Minimum Wages and Mixed Effects on Health," VoxEU, June. 
2023. Briefing for California Manufacturers and Technology Association on research on California job creation policies and California Competes Tax Credit, Sacramento, CA, May.
2023. Briefing for California Business Roundtable on research on California job creation policies and California Competes Tax Credit, Sacramento, CA, May.
2023. Briefing for California State Chamber of Commerce on research on California job creation policies and California Competes Tax Credit, Sacramento, CA, May.
2022. D. Neumark. “The Least Effective Minimum-Wage Hike.” Wall Street Journal. August 15.
2022. David Neumark and Maysen Yen. “Reducing or Eliminating Minimum Wage Tip Credits.” Cato Institute. May 4.
2021. D. Neumark. “The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight.” Freakonomics Radio Network. April 28.
2020. D. Neumark. “Strengthen age discrimination protections to help confront the challenge of population aging.” Brookings. November 19.
2020. D. Neumark and L.F. Munguía Corella “Do minimum wages reduce employment in developing countries?” VoxDev.org. October 26.
2019. D. Neumark. “Democrats’ job guarantee plan isn’t such a good idea, economist says.” NJ.com. July 19.
2022. Consulted with Behavioral Economics Team of the Government of Australia regarding my research and methods to detect stereotypes in job advertisements.
2022. Briefing for staff of U.S. House Committee on Financial Services
2022. Briefing for California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development on research on California Competes Tax Credit
2021. Briefing state policymakers and staff on California Competes Tax Credit at UC Center Sacramento
2021. Briefed California Legislative Analysts’ Office and staff from Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, and Senate Governance Finance Committee on research on California Competes Tax Credit, March.
2021. Briefed House and Senate staff in U.S. Congress on minimum wage, March.
2021. Briefed Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) on research on California Competes Tax Credit, February.
2021. Consulted with CA Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris about economic response to the pandemic and opening up, February.
2019. Consulted with Diet Members and Committee Chairs on minimum wages, Diet, Tokyo, Japan (November).
2018. Participated in Webinar on the Minimum Wage for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (August).

PUBLIC HEALTH

Tim Bruckner, Professor of Public Health

Policy Issues: Mental health care for homeless (CA prop 63), income transfer programs for young families with children (EITC, child tax credit)

Policy Contributions: interviews with journalists

 

Andrew Noymer, Associate Professor of Public Health

Policy Issue: COVID pandemic

Policy Contributions: speaks with journalists; interacts with policymakers

 

Candice Odgers and Stephen Schueller

 

Stephen Schueller, Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Policy Issue: Selection and reimbursement of digital therapeutics. Regulation around digital mental health products.    

Policy Contribution: Policy briefs

 

EDUCATION

Jade Marcus Jenkins, Associate Professsor of Education

Policy Issues: Early education, literacy 

Policy Contributions: Reports

  • Markowitz, A.J., Jenkins, J.M. (June 2022). “The Importance of Formative Evaluation in California’s Universal Pre-K Rollout” Policy Analysis for California Education.
  • McNeill, S.M., Harbatkin, E., Jenkins, J.M., Penner, E.K., Henry, G.T. (November 2019). “Early Literacy In North Carolina And Its Lowest Performing Schools”, North Carolina State Board of Education.
  • Jenkins, J.M. (May 2019). “State-Level Investments in Early Childhood Education: Evidence of Short and Long-Term Impacts”, 3(8), Policy Brief Series, UC Center Sacramento.

 

Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor of Education

Policy Contributions

2023, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report on Reducing Intergenerational Poverty, September. 
2019, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report on A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

 

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