Ben Feigenberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research employs experimental and quasi-experimental methods to examine the consequences of policies and practices designed to promote public safety. His ongoing research investigates racial and socioeconomic disparities in U.S. criminal justice adjudication, the link between educational opportunity and criminal behavior in the U.S. and Honduras, and the effects of rehabilitative prison programming on post-release outcomes in Illinois. As a researcher, he has sought out opportunities to support innovative policy-making initiatives in the city and state.
NBER working paper- From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
Becker Friedman Institute Working Paper- From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
Read the working paper on the results of the Education Lab’s findings from a study of the implementation of restorative practices in Chicago Public Schools.
From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
This research brief details the findings from the Education Lab’s study of the effect of restorative practices in Chicago Public Schools.
In partnership with Chicago Public Schools, the Education Lab evaluated the effect of restorative practices implemented in high schools across the district.