Matthew Watkins is the senior writer in the Communications department, creating and editing everything from full-length reports to tweets, and the host and producer of our 'New Thinking' podcast about criminal justice reform. Matthew taught European history at New York University and Adelphi University and spent six years as a radio reporter, editor, and documentary producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal, Toronto, and Iqaluit, Nunavut. Matthew has a B.A. from McGill University in Philosophy and History and a Ph.D. in History from NYU. You can find him on Twitter @didacticmatt.
- The Most Hot-Button Issue in Criminal Justice Reform?
- Prosecutor Power #4: Kim Foxx, Rooted in Humanity
- Criminal Justice as Social Justice: A Conversation With Bruce Western
- Prosecutor Power #3: Reform From Within—The Brooklyn D.A.
- Rikers: An American Jail
- Keeping the Peace: Patrick Sharkey on Sustaining the Great Crime Decline
- How Do We Tell What's Working? Disrupting the Justice Evaluation Model
- Putting the Public in Public Defending: Standing Up for a Profession in Crisis
- Prosecutor Power #2: A Public Defender on the Urgency of Reform
- Violence, Trauma, and Healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- Prosecutor Power #1: John Pfaff on Mass Incarceration
- Reducing Incarceration Now: A Conversation About 'Start Here'
- Renewing Justice: When the Library Becomes a Community Court
- Project SAFE: Improving Services for Criminalized Black Women
- Designing Decarceration: Architect Deanna Van Buren
- The End of Rikers? A conversation with Courtney Bryan about the Lippman Commission and its recommendation to close the Rikers Island jail facility
- Reducing New York City's Jail Population
- Problem-Solving in L.A.: Multiple Issues, One Collaborative Court