School choice policies aim to reduce inequality in educational outcomes by allowing families to access schools outside their own neighborhood. For this aim to be realized, however, families need information and resources to identify, apply, and gain admission to high-performing schools. Prior research has found that disadvantaged families are more likely to lack these resources […]
“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, […]
The beELL initiative uses behavioral economics to enhance parent’s decision-making abilities. Read their new research memo now.
When does a child become an adult? A more inclusive definition of adolescence has implications for criminal justice policy.
2017 was a big year for criminal justice reform in New York. IHDSC interviewed Drs. Javdani and Godfrey about their juvenile justice and child welfare research.
Americans have a long history of blaming the poor for being poor. As if living in poverty wasn’t hard enough, we seem compelled to make it harder.