Seminar: Social Identity and Criminal Justice Contact

Seminar: Social Identity and Criminal Justice Contact

May 12th, 12h30 - 14h30
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LIEPP's Evaluation of democracy and Discriminations research groups and the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) are glad to invite you to the seminar 

Social Identity and Criminal Justice Contact 

Thursday May 12th, 12h30 - 14h30 (CET)
Location: Room K.011, 1 place Saint Thomas d'Aquin, 75007
Mandatory registration

During this seminar, Frank Baumgartner (Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina) will present his recent work with Marty A. Davidson, II and Kaneesha R. Johnson on "Social Identity and Criminal Justice Contact". 


We use a census of over seven million defendants from the North Carolina judicial system, each person who was arrested from 2013 through 2019 to understand the impact of social and demographic factors on contact with the judicial system. We build a composite index of disadvantage, incorporating information on age, race, and gender as well as information we impute from the individual’s home address. Using geocoded residential addresses allows us to map each individual to different neighborhoods defined by common property values or income levels. We develop a five-fold index based on estimated income, age, race, gender, and characteristics of the neighborhood. This index is strongly associated with various measurable outcomes from the criminal justice system: Contact (rates of arrest), charge dismissals, plea deal acceptance, hiring of private legal counsel, and sentencing outcomes. Here, we focus on contact.

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