Elsa Chen

Associate Professor at Santa Clara University
Faculty Affiliates

Elsa Chen was a 2008 SRI participant. Her project was "In the Furtherance of Injustice? Prosecutorial Discretion and Racial/Ethnic Sentencing Disparities in California Counties"

Areas of Expertise
  • Criminal justice sentencing policy
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in sentencing outcomes
  • Effects of mandatory minimum sentencing policies
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • M.P.P., Harvard University, 1993
  • A.B. Princeton University, 1991