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Lauren McCarthy
Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science

My research focuses on the relationship between law and society in Russia, police and law enforcement institutions, citizen oversight, repressive and authoritarian law, and the issue of human trafficking.  My book, Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Use New...Read more