Amanda D’Souza is a Research Associate with JSP. She has over a decade of experience conducting qualitative criminal justice research with a particular focus examining community-police relations, police misconduct, and gun violence. Amanda received her doctorate from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in 2022. Her dissertation, “Exploring the Promise of Police Accountability: An Examination of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)” examined the role of civilian oversight to reduce police misconduct. Prior to joining JSP, Amanda was the project coordinator for the Violence and Inequality Project at Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs, where she provided administrative and technical support to guide research examining gun violence trends across the United States. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Crime, Law and Social Change and The British Journal of Criminology.
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