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
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"