Anna Harvey

New York University Website

Anna Harvey is Professor of Politics and Director of the Public Safety Lab at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Professor Harvey is the Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Expert Panel.

Voting History

Policing and public safety

Increasing police budgets will improve public safety.

Vote Confidence
Neutral/No Opinion 5
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 7
Comments

Potentially offsetting effects here: increased police budgets reduce homicides and index crime arrests, but increase arrests for minor offenses (Chalfin et al 2021); prosecuting those minor misdemeanor offenses may harm public safety (Agan et al 2021).

Increasing social service budgets (e.g. housing, health, education) will improve public safety.

Vote Confidence
Agree 7
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 8
Comments

Conditional agree, if social services targeted to support proven interventions: summer jobs for disadvantaged youth (Modestino 2019, Davis and Heller 2020), more/better time in school (Deming 2011, Anderson 2014, Hjalmarsson et al 2015), more/better treatment for mental health/substance abuse (Bondurant et al 2018, Kilmer and Midgette 2020)

Increasing accountability for police misconduct will improve public safety.

Vote Confidence
Strongly Agree 8
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 6
Comments

Reduced accountability for police misconduct leads to more incidents of violent police misconduct (Dharmapala et al forthcoming); judicial interventions to address discriminatory police practices lead to decreases in Black crime victimization (Harvey and Mattia 2021)

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