Media Coverage

Is New York City Over?” — Freakonomics podcast. October 8, 2020.

Trump says murders are up in Democrat-run cities. They’re up in Republican-run cities, too” — Vox. September 29, 2020.

Jacksonville prosecutors will seek longer sentences for felony gun charges. Will it stop crime?” — Florida Times-Union. September 11, 2020.

Jennifer Doleac on how to prevent crime without police and prisons” — 80,000 Hours podcast. July 31, 2020.

The evidence on crime and policing” — The Weeds. July 24, 2020.

It’s Been ‘Such a Weird Year.’ That’s Also Reflected in Crime Statistics” — New York Times. July 6, 2020.

The Academic Whose Podcast Is Trying to Change the Law” — Timber Media. June 30, 2020.

Is Police Reform A Fundamentally Flawed Idea?” — FiveThirtyEight. June 22, 2020.

Ex-Cons Confront Labor Market That’s Likely to Leave Them Behind” — Bloomberg. June 18, 2020.

Who Pays For The Police?” — NPR’s The Indicator. June 16, 2020.

Fixing the Police” — The Weeds. June 16, 2020.

How to Prevent Another Great Depression” — Freakonomics podcast. June 10, 2020.

Reforming the Police ft. Jennifer Doleac, Jamein Cunningham & Bocar Ba” — The Neoliberal Podcast. June 9, 2020.

8 Can’t Wait, explained” — Vox. June 5, 2020.

Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?” — Freakonomics podcast. June 3, 2020.

Do Algorithms Make Sentencing Fairer?” — Slate’s What Next: TBD podcast. January 3, 2020.

Algorithms were supposed to make Virginia judges fairer. What happened was far more complicated” — The Washington Post. November 19, 2019.

Do DNA Databases Make Would-Be Criminals Think Twice?” — Undark Magazine. September 23, 2019.

Criminal Justice featuring Dr. Jennifer Doleac” — The Neoliberal Podcast. September 16, 2019.

Jennifer Doleac on Crime” — EconTalk podcast. January 21, 2019.

Friends Of The Indicator, Pt 2” — NPR’s The Indicator. December 21, 2018.

How the stress of state testing might make it harder for some students to show what they know” — Chalkbeat. December 13, 2018.

The Problem With The Pink Tax” — NPR’s The Indicator. November 13, 2018.

Life, Death And The Lazarus Drug: Confronting America’s Opioid Crisis” — NPR’s Hidden Brain. October 29, 2018.

From Prison To The Workforce” — NPR’s The Indicator. August 14, 2018.

Less supervision of released prisoners gives better results” — John Howard Society. July 16, 2018.

How to Cut Crime and End America’s Mass Incarceration” — Bloomberg. June 27, 2018.

Why a Study on Opioids Ignited a Twitter Firestorm” — The Atlantic. March 14, 2018.

To deter criminals, expand DNA databases instead of prisons” — The Washington Post. December 19, 2017.

Austin votes to end its youth curfew amid racial bias concerns” — The Guardian. September 29, 2017.

‘Ban the Box’ policies hurt black applicants” — Quartz. July 24, 2017.

Gunshots or Fireworks? How Chicago Cops Know” — WBEZ Chicago. June 30, 2017.

Regulations on Background Checks Would Only Hurt Black Workers” — National Review. October 18, 2016.

‘Ban the Box’ Laws May Worsen Hiring Discrimination, New Research Finds” — Wall Street Journal. October 3, 2016.

For Some, ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws Are Making It Harder to Get a Job” — Governing. October 2016.

A new idea to close the gender wage gap probably won’t work — and might backfire” — The Washington Post, September 1, 2016.

‘Ban the Box’ Doesn’t Work” — The American Interest. August 31, 2016.

Pandora’s box: Allowing ex-cons to hide their criminal histories increases racial inequality” — The Economist. August 13, 2016.

Ban on criminal history question for US job seekers reveals deeper issue: racism” — The Guardian. August 13, 2016.

Study: ‘Ban the Box’ Can Increase Racial Discrimination” — Weekly Standard. June 21, 2016.

A big bipartisan criminal justice reform may have a very bad unintended consequence” — Vox. June 3, 2016.

Do Youth Curfews Reduce Crime?” — Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2016.

This may be the best way to measure gun violence in America” — The Washington Post. April 23, 2016.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 6” — New York Times. April 2, 2016.

How To Make Sense Of Conflicting, Confusing And Misleading Crime Statistics” — FiveThirtyEight. January 8, 2016.

Study: Curfews cause more gun violence” — Vox. January 3, 2016.

Do Juvenile Curfews Cut Crime?” — Newsweek. January 2, 2016.

Paper cuts: Do ambient light levels influence criminal activities?” — Significance Magazine. November 17, 2015.

Why daylight saving time could be even more awesome than you think” — The Washington Post. October 29, 2015.

It’s time to make daylight saving time year-round” — Vox. March 6, 2015.

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know” — National Geographic. March 6, 2015.

Study Sheds Light On Criminal Activity During Time Change” — NPR’s Hidden Brain. November 4, 2013.

Study: Online seller’s race changes purchase price” — USA Today. July 30, 2010.

The Visible Hand” — Freakonomics blog. June 1, 2010.