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Jamie Rowen and CJLS Team Accept Institute for Diversity Studies Seed Grant

Working through the Center of Justice, Law, and Society, faculty members Youngmin Yi (sociology), Cindy Xiong (psychology & computer science), Jamie Rowen (legal studies), and Joshua Kaiser (sociology)received an IDS seed grant to better understand how data and data-driven institutional reforms affect institutional efficacy and legitimacy. The $15,000 award will support a research assistant in answering working with administrative data from the Northwestern District Attorney's Office to answer where and how in the prosecutorial process to disparities exist. This research is part of a larger project aimed at addressing discretion in prosecution and the limits of institutional change. (UMass, Institute of Diversity Sciences)

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