The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with less than 5% of the world’s population and more than 25% of the world’s prisoners. Our criminal justice system disproportionately impacts already vulnerable and marginalized populations, crumbles communities, and erodes public trust. Faith in the integrity of a society’s criminal justice system should be a fundamental certainty, not an idealistic dream.
I’m currently a graduate student in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, but I come from a background in wrongful convictions and criminal justice reform, having spent 4 years with the Innocence Project, as well as working as an independent investigator and journalist. I’m especially interested in examining wrongful convictions through the lens of evidence-based police reforms and increased prosecutorial accountability.