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Jeffrey A. Fagan

Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Jeffrey A. Fagan

Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Jeffrey Fagan is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is also a senior research scholar at Yale Law School, where he is a frequent visiting professor. His research and scholarship examines policing, the legitimacy of the criminal law, capital punishment, legal socialization of adolescents, neighborhoods and crime, and juvenile crime and punishment. He served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Science from 2000-2006, and on the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. He was a member of the 2004 National Research Council panel that examined policing in the U.S. He has been an expert witness on capital punishment to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology, and served on its executive board for three years. He is past editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals in criminology and law.

  • “Stops and Stares: Race and Proactive Policing,” (with Anthony Braga, Rod Brunson, and April Pattavina), 43 Fordham Urban Law Journal, forthcoming, 2016
  • “New Policing, New Segregation,” (with Elliot Ash), Georgetown Law Journal, forthcoming, 2016
  • “The Effects of Local Crime Surges on Crime and Arrests in New York City,” (with J. MacDonald and A.B. Geller), PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.015722
  • “Terry’s Original Sin, University of Chicago Legal Forum,” forthcoming, 2016
  • “Following the Script: Narratives of Suspicion in Terry Stops in Street Policing,” (with Amanda B. Geller),  82 University of Chicago Law Review 51, 2015
  • “American Policing in the 21st Century: Legitimacy is a Key Concern,” (with T.R. Tyler), 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 119, 2015
  • “The Salience of Social Contextual Factors in Appraisals of Police Interactions with Citizens: A Randomized Factorial Experiment,” (with Braga, Anthony A., et al.), Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2014
  • “Aggressive Policing and the Health of Young Urban Men,” 104 American Journal of Public Health 2311, 2014, (with Amanda B. Geller and T. Tyler)
  • “Policing, Crime, and Legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: The Social and Political Contexts of Two Historic Crime Declines,” (with J. MacDonald) The Uncertain Future (David Halle and Andrew Beveridge, eds.), Oxford University Press 243, 2013
  • “Race and Selective Enforcement in Public Housing,” with (G. Davies and A. Carlis.), 9 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2012
  • “Street Stops and Broken Windows Revisited: Race and Order Maintenance Policing in a Safe and Changing City,” (Fagan, J., et al.) Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Policing: Essential Readings, (S. Rice and M. White, eds.), New York University Press 309, 2010
  • “Pot as Pretext: Marijuana, Race and the New Disorder in New York City Street Policing,” (with A.B. Geller) 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 591, 2010
  • Legitimacy, Criminal Justice, and the State in Comparative Perspective, (T. Tyler, A. Braga, et al., eds.), Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2008
  • “Drug Control in Public Housing: The Paradox of the Drug Elimination Program in New York City,” (G. Davies and J. Holland), 13 Georgetown Journal of Poverty, Law & Policy, September 2007

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Activities and Affiliations
  • Advisory Board, Eighth Amendment Project, 2014-present
  • Research Advisory Board, The Innocence Project, 2009-present
  • Committee on Law and Justice, National Academy of Sciences, 2000-2006, vice chair, 2004-2006
  • Member, Committee to Review Research on Police Policy and Practices, National Research Council, National Research Council, 2001-2003
  • Working Group on Law, Legitimacy and the Production of Justice, Russell Sage Foundation, 2000-present
  • Working Group on Incarceration, Russell Sage Foundation, 2000-2006
  • Academic Advisory Council, National Campaign Against Youth Violence (The White House), 1999-2001
  • Fellow, Aspen Roundtable on Race and Community Revitalization, 1999-2001
  • Fellow, Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of California School of Law, 1998-present
  • Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, MacArthur Foundation, 1996-2006
  • National Consortium on Violence Research, Carnegie Mellon University (NSF), 1996-present
  • Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1994-1998
  • Advisory Board, Evaluation of the Comprehensive Gang Intervention Program, University of Chicago, 1997-present
  • Committee on Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (Special Consultant), 1995 - 1996
  • Initial Review Group, Violence and Traumatic Stress Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, 1994-1998

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Honors and Awards
  • Power of One Award, Racial Justice Award, Center on Race Crime and Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2016
  • Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture in Equality and Justice, Baruch College, November 2013
  • Fellow, American Society of Criminology, elected April 2002
  • Fellow, Davenport College, Yale University
  • Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law and Justice Lecture, Indignities of Order Maintenance, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, March 2013
  • Lecturer, Hoffinger Colloquium, Profiling and Consent: The Trouble with Police Consent Decrees, New York University School of Law, April 2011
  • National Associate, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2011–present
  • Senior Justice Fellow, Open Society Institute, 2005-2006
  • Health Policy Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2002-2004
  • Book Award, “Best Book on Adolescence and Social Policy” for Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice (with F. Zimring), Society for Research on Adolescence, 2002
  • Public Interest Achievement Award, Public Interest Law Foundation of Columbia University, Spring 2001
  • Bruce Smith Senior Award, Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences, March 2000
  • Lecturer, Fortunoff Colloquium, Social Contagion of Violence.  New York University School of Law, April 1999
  • Fellow, Earl Warren Legal Institute, School of Law, University of California-Berkeley, 1999-present
  • University Faculty Merit Award, Rutgers University, 1990-1994

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Remarks and Testimony
  • U.S. v. Antonio Williams and John Hummons, 12-CR-887, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, U.S. District Court, Northern Division of Illinois, 2013
  • In re: Ferguson Police Department, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, DJ  207-42-6
  • Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 08 Civ. 1034 (SAS), 2008
  • Davis et al. v. City of New York, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 10 Civ. 0699 (SAS), 2010
  • Ligon et al. v. City of New York, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York,12 Civ. 2274 (SAS), 2012
  • State v. Raheem Moore, Circuit Court # 08CF05160, State of Wisconsin, Criminal Division, Milwaukee County
  • Connecticut v Arnold Bell, Docket # CR02-0005839, District Court of Connecticut, New Haven
  • Jessica Gonzales v. United States, Petition No. 1490-05, Inter Am. C.H.R., Report No. 52/07, OEA/Ser.L./V/II.128, doc. 19, 2007
  • U.S. v. Joseph Brown and Jose Lavandier, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, Docket No. 2:06-CR-82-2
  • United States v. Khalid Barnes, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 04 Cr. 186 (SCR)
  • Loggins v. State, 771 So. 2d 1070, Ala. Crim. App., 1999
  • Truman-Smith v. Bryco Firearms et al. (02-30239 (JBW)), and Johnson v. Bryco Firearms et al. (03-2582 (JBW)), Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. v. Alan Quinones, S3 00 Cr. 761 (JSR), Southern District of New York
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) v. American Arms Corporation, Accu-sport Corporation, et. al., Eastern District of New York, 99 CV 3999 (JBW), 99 CV7037 (JBW)
  • U.S. v. Durrell Caldwell, J-2045-00; J-2250-00, Family Division, Juvenile Branch, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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Professional Experience
  • Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, 2011-present
  • Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Spring 2013
  • Professor, Columbia Law School, 2001-2011
  • Fellow, Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice, New York University School of Law, 2010-2011
  • Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School, 2010-present
  • Visiting Professor, Yale Law School, 2009-2010
  • Director, Center for Crime, Community and Law, Columbia Law School, 2004-present
  • Director, Doctor of Juridical Science in Law (JSD) Program, Columbia Law School, 2001-2006
  • Faculty Fellow, Columbia Population Research Center, 2008-present
  • Faculty Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 1999-present
  • Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School, 1998-2001
  • Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 1996-present
  • Founding Director, Center for Violence Research and Prevention, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 1995-2002
  • Associate Professor to Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 1989-1996
  • Associate Professor, Department of Law and Police Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, City University of New York Graduate Center; Associate Director for Research, Criminal Justice Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 1988-1989

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Advanced Criminal Law: The Death Penalty
Empirical Analysis of Law
Juvenile Justice
Reading Group on Capital Punishment
S. Criminal Law and Neuroscience
S. Drugs, Law and Policy
S. Empirical Studies Lab
S. Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
S. Mass Incarceration
S. Policing the Police
S. Social and Legal Regulation of Firearms