Geoff Ward

Geoff Ward’s research examines socio-historical relationships between race, crime and justice, including evolving dynamics of racial violence, conflict, and inequality; racial politics of youth justice; and social movement, labor, and policy efforts to advance racial justice. He is the author of the The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2012), an award-winning book on the rise, fall, and complex remnants of Jim Crow Juvenile Justice. His new project examines historical racial violence, its contemporary legacies, and transitional justice remedies today.