William C. Norby Professor in Economics, Derek A. Neal, has been invited to serve as a member of the Committee on Reducing Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Neal’s current work explores how different aspects of criminal justice policy impact black-white inequality in the US.
As part of the ad hoc committee, Neal and other committee members will “review and assess existing evidence on how observed racial differences in criminal justice might be reduced through public policy. As appropriate, the committee will make evidence-driven policy and research recommendations for key criminal justice stakeholders with the ultimate goal of identifying ways to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.”
To learn more about the ad hoc committee and what the panel will examine, visit the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.
Neal joined the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics faculty in 2001.