Matthew Watkins is the senior writer in the Communications department, creating and editing everything from full-length reports to tweets. He also hosts and produces our 'New Thinking' podcast about criminal justice reform. Previously, 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.
- Keeping the Peace: An Ambitious Agenda for 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
- A Public Defender on the Power of Prosecutors
- Violence, Trauma, and Healing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- Locked In? John Pfaff on the Power of Prosecutors
- 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