Chapters & Essays 

  • Policing Narratives in the Black Counterpublic, in The Ethics of Policing: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, B. Jones & E. Mendieta, NYU Press (2021): 149-178.
  • Learning From Ferguson: Welfare, Criminal Justice, and the Political Science of Race and Class with Joe Soss, APSA Taskforce on Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas
  • Black Citizenship and Summary Punishment: A Brief History to the Present, Theory and Event.
  • A Tradeoff Between Democracy and Deterrence? An Empirical Investigation of Prison Violence and Inmate Advisory Councils.* with Amy Lerman, in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration (I. Loader, A. Dzur, and R. Sparks, eds.)
  • Unhappy Harmony: Black Mass Incarceration in a “Postracial” Era*
    In Beyond Discrimination: Racial Inequality in a Post-Racial Era (F. Harris and R. Lieberman, eds.)
  • Embedding Crime Policy:  The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and the Growth of the Carceral State* In Living Legislation: Durability, Change and the Politics of American Lawmaking  (J. Jenkins and E. Patashnik, eds.)
  • Race and Crime in American Politics: From Law and Order to Willie Horton and Beyond* with Amy Lerman.  Oxford Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Crime, Oxford University Press (S. Bucerius and M. Tonry, eds.)
  • The Carceral State and American Political Development*
    with Amy Lerman. Oxford Handbook of American Political Development, Oxford University Press (R. Lieberman, S. Mettler, and R. Valelly, eds.)
  • Racial Classification and the Politics of Inequality
    with Jennifer Hochschild.  In J. Soss, S. Mettler, and J. Hacker, Remaking America: Democracy and Public Policy in an Age of Inequality

*Essays without links are available at my site

Reviews & Symposia 

More security may actually make us feel less secure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018)

The Untold Story of Mass Incarceration, book review of James Forman, Jr.’s Locking Up Our Own and John Pfaff’s Locked In, Boston Review

Detaining Democracy?  Criminal Justice and American Civic Life
With colleagues Jacob Hacker and Chris Wildeman, a convening to showcase new research exploring how punishment impacts the health of civic and political life in the United States.  Papers and commentary were published in a special issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in Jan. 2014, including an introduction by us.

Critical Trialogue:  Arresting Citizenship, Caught, and The First Civil Right in Perspectives on Politics 

“The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America” in Perspectives on Politics

“Justice in America” in Public Opinion Quarterly

More than Words: How ‘Law and Order’ Invigorated Conservatism, Did Irreparable Damage to Liberalism, and Ushered in a New Political Order in The Forum