Monica Deza

City University of New York Website

Monica Deza is Assistant Professor of Economics at City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College and at CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Voting History

Policing and public safety

Increasing police budgets will improve public safety.

Vote Confidence
Agree 10
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 7
Comments

Increasing budgets, particularly if utilized to train officers better, could increase their efficiency while decreasing their potential risk to civilians

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

Vote Confidence
Disagree 10
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 8
Comments

Depends on the take-up rate. Housing can agglomerate potentially violent people who would be less likely to act violent had they not been in close proximity to each other. Health (Especially mental health), I think would be beneficial at decreasing crime, conditional on take-up

Increasing accountability for police misconduct will improve public safety.

Vote Confidence
Agree 10
Median Survey Vote Median Survey Confidence
Agree 6
Comments

There are tradeoffs cine it will also provide incentives for police to dismiss "minor crimes," which would then incentivize criminals to escalate those crimes. However, increasing accountability would lead to better training, which would improve efficiency at how to handle each situations in a more catered manner

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