Lauren McCarthy

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science / Legal Studies (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

“Policing the Police from the Ground Up: A Comparative Study of Grassroots Civilian Oversight Initiatives”

Dr. McCarthy’s research focuses on citizen-police relations, particularly in Russia. Dr. McCarthy plans to use her residency in the ISSR Scholars Program to develop a grant proposal to fund a cross-national study of grassroots initiatives that empower citizens, particularly youth, to hold their police accountable.

Recent Publications:

Lauren McCarthy. 2015. Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Lauren McCarthy. 2014. “Human Trafficking and the New Slavery.” Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences 10: 221-242.

Lauren McCarthy. 2014. “Local-Level Law Enforcement: Muscovites and their Uchastkovyy.” Post Soviet Affairs 30(2-3): 195-225.

Keywords: legal studies, political science, Russia, policing, human trafficking