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Michelle S. Phelps


Michelle S. Phelps is associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is author of The Minneapolis Reckoning: Race, Violence, and the Politics of Policing in America and coauthor of Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle Over Criminal Justice. Her research has been featured in the Washington Post, The New YorkerTime Magazine, NPR, FiveThirtyEight, The Appeal, and other media outlets, and has informed criminal justice reform efforts by the Human Rights Watch and Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project.

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