Participant Info

First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Peirce
Country
USA
University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Keywords
Corrections, prison reform, Latin America, Caribbean, criminal justice, crime prevention, public policy, violence, citizen security
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I am a PhD candidate in criminal justice, and I also have a professional background in international development policy and program management, with a focus on crime, violence, and justice issues. I have worked for the Canadian foreign ministry and for several international and non-governmental organizations.

My research examines prison reform processes that aim to improve conditions and human rights of people who are incarcerated, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recent Publications

Foreign Affairs Online:

Nicaragua’s Take on Prison Reform

Sin Miedos, the citizen security blog at the Inter-American Development Bank:

Las cárceles ayudan a convertir jóvenes en criminales. En Belice, hay un mejor camino.

Measuring recidivism is hard, but we must get it right

Re-thinking masculinity to prevent violence against women

Where are the women in the El Salvador gang truce?

 

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Research Areas

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