The Columbia Justice Lab is a university research center whose work focuses on crime and criminal justice policy. We conduct research on incarceration, community supervision, reentry, youth development, community safety, narrative change, and racial justice.

We take a community-centered vision of justice that promotes healing and resilience, rather than surveillance and punishment, to address social problems rooted in racial and economic inequality.


April 26, 2024

Columbia Justice Lab Statement in Support of Students

The following is a statement by staff in the Columbia University Justice Lab. We do not speak for the entire Lab, in which there is a diversity of opinions. However, we feel that recent events require us to speak out against University actions.

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