ISLG staff have published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and with other nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. A selection of those publications are available here.

Selected Staff Publications

Michael Jacobson, Elizabeth DeWolf, Margaret Egan, and David Hafetz. (2018). Beyond the Island: Changing the Culture of New York City Jails, 45 Fordham Urb. L.J. 373. Available at:

GLSEN, CiPHR, & CCRC. [Palmer, N. A., Kosciw, J. G., Greytak, E. A., Ybarra, M. L., Korchmaros, J., & Mitchell, K. J.] (2013). Out online: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on the Internet. New York: GLSEN.

Goldstein, K., Jones, B. J., Pena, J., & Rai, S. S. (2007). Vera Institute of Justice Spin-Off Tool Kit. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.

Jacobson, M. (2005). Downsizing prisons: How to reduce crime and end mass incarceration. New York: New York University Press.

Jacobson, M. (2006). Reversing the punitive turn: The limits and promise of current research. Criminology and Public Policy, 5(2), 277-284.

Jacobson, M. (2008). Crisis and opportunity in California’s prison system. Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, 13, 319-326.

Jacobson, M., & Chancer, L. (2010). From left realism to mass incarceration: the need for pragmatic vision in criminal justice policy. Crime, Law and Social Change, 54(2), 187-196.

Jacobson, M., & Lindner, C. (2003). Critical probation failures and promising innovations. In A. R. Roberts (Ed.) Critical issues in Crime and Justice (pp. 321-343). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Kassin, S. M., Kukucka, J., Lawson, V. Z., & DeCarlo, J. (2014). Does video recording alter the behavior of police during interrogation?: A mock crime-and-investigation study. Law and Human Behavior, 38(1), 73-83.

Kosciw, J. G., Palmer, N. A., & Kull, R. M. (2015). Reflecting resiliency: Openness about sexual orientation and/or gender identity and its relationship to well-being and educational outcomes for LGBT students. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55(1), 167-178.

Kutateladze, B. L. (2009). Is America really so punitive? Exploring a continuum of the U.S. state criminal justice policies. El Paso, Texas: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Kutateladze, B. L., Andiloro, N., & Johnson, B. (2014). Opening Pandora’s box: How does defendant race influence plea bargaining? Justice Quarterly. Advance online publication.–4fl4qE8

Kutateladze, B. L., Andiloro, N., Johnson, B., & Spohn, C. (2014). Cumulative disadvantage: Examining racial and ethnic disparity in prosecution and sentencing. Criminology, 52(3), 514-551.

Kutateladze, B. L., & Crossman, A. (2008). An exploratory analysis of gender differences in punitiveness in two countries. International Criminal Justice Review, 19(3), 322-343.

Kutateladze, B. L., Lawson, V. Z., & Andiloro, N. R. (2015). Does evidence really matter? An exploratory analysis of the role of evidence in plea bargaining in felony drug cases. Law and Human Behavior, 36(5), 431-442.

Kutateladze, B. L., & Lawson, V.Z. (2016). A New Look at Inequality: Introducing and Testing a Cross-Sectional Equality Measurement Framework in New York City

Kutateladze, B. L., & Parsons, J. (2014). Why, what and how to measure? A user’s guide to measure rule of law, justice and security programmes. United Nations Development Programme.–what-and-how-to-measure–a-users-guide-to-measuring-rule-of/

Lawson, V. Z., & Dysart, J. E. (2015). Searching for suspects: Mugshot files and showups (street identifications). In T. Valentine, & J. Davis (Eds.), Forensic facial identification: Theory and practice of identification from eyewitnesses, composites and CCTV (pp. 71-92). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Lawson, V. Z., & Dysart, J. E. (2014). The showup identification procedure: An exploration of systematic biases. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19(1), 54-68.

Lawson, V. Z., & Strange, D. (2015). News as (hazardous) entertainment: Exaggerated reporting leads to more memory distortion for news stories. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4(2), 188-198.

Palmer, N. A., Kosciw, J. G., & Bartkiewicz, M. J. (2012). Strengths and silences: The experiences of LGBT students in rural and small town schools. New York: GLSEN.

Palmer, N. A., & Perkins, D. D. (2012). Technological democratization: The potential role of IT in social and political transformation. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 11(4), 456-479.

Palmer, N. A., & Xu, Q. (2013). Social capital, migration, and health in the urban Chinese context. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39(1), 31-50.

West, M. L., Lawson, V. Z., & Grose-Fifer, J. (2014). The effect of electrophysiological neuroscientific deception detection evidence on juror judgments in a criminal trial. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36(2), 133-144.

Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., Palmer, N. A., & Reisner, S. L. (2015). Online social support as a buffer against online and offline peer and sexual victimization among U.S. LGBT and non-LGBT youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 39, 123-136.