The Intersection of Law, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence

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What if while conducting our everyday, digitally-connected social lives — shopping on Amazon, sharing photos on Facebook, networking on LinkedIn — we inadvertently share data with potential employers? What if our race, gender, ability and genetic information are integrated into employment decision-making software or help employers determine who to hire, fire, or promote? What are […]

Crime + Punishment: Dr. Amanda Geller

On Thursday, January 31st, the Institute of Human Development and Social Change, the Department of Sociology, and NYU Strategies to Reduce Inequality at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research hosted a free community screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, Crime + Punishment.  A panel of researchers, citizens, and advocates discussed working together to promote fair and […]

Community Screening: Crime + Punishment

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change, the Department of Sociology, and NYU Strategies to Reduce Inequality at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research are pleased to sponsor a free community screening of Crime + Punishment on Thursday, January 31st. A semifinalist for the 91st Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Crime + Punishment tells the story of N.Y.P. D. whistleblowers […]

Watch: Juvenile Justice Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

Five panelists from the Juvenile Justice panel

IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Juvenile Justice panel included: Dr. Amanda […]

“Working Across Sectors” Q&A: Corianna Sichel

Corianna Sichel, PhD student in Counseling Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, was a panelist at “Working Across Sectors to Support Vulnerable Youth in Schools” on Friday, June 1. Read our Q&A below and then watch her discuss these important issues with faculty, advocates, researchers, and leaders.  What is E-Responder and how did it come about? E-Responder is […]

NYU @ WFOT: The Intersections of Disability and Violence

All over the world, persons with disabilities- physical, intellectual, psychological, and others- face disproportionate rates of violence compared to the general population. Persons with disabilities can experience the same types of abuse as non-disabled people; however, they can also experience abuse related specifically to their disability. Reducing and mitigating the effects of violence against persons […]

Q&A: Legal Perspectives on Juvenile Justice and Abolition

I have a tool box that not everybody has and so I can lament and complain about how this tool box is messed up in its privilege, or I can say let me open this up and let's figure out how I can wrench this thing to work for the people that I care about.

Ashley Sawyer, Esq is a staff attorney at Youth Represent, an organization whose aim is to provide holistic legal representation to young people ages 16-24 who have had contact with the criminal legal system. Ms. Sawyer collaborates with Dr. Shabnam Javdani and the NYU RISE team through their work on the Task Force with the […]

Q&A: Understanding Black Male Reactions to Police

“Understanding the reactions of Black male youth to police”, a project led by Dr. Patrick Shrout (Professor of Psychology), and Crystal Clarke (Doctoral candidate, NYU Psychology), examines how African American, Black immigrant, and White youth in New York City potentially differ in their assessment of police in terms of threat, security, trust in the police, […]