An expert on criminal justice and public safety, Rafael Mangual is the Nick Ohnell Fellow and head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and a contributing editor of the Institute’s flagship publication, City Journal. His first book, Criminal (In)Justice: What the push for decarceration and depolicing gets wrong and who it hurts most, was published in July of 2022 by Center Street, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. In 2022, Rafael was elected to the Council on Criminal Justice; and in 2020, he was appointed to serve a four-year term on the New York State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Criminal (In)Justice: What the push for decarceration and depolicing gets wrong and who it hurts most
Police Use-of-Force and the Practical Limits of Reform
Qualifying the Qualified Immunity Debate
The Risk of Bail Reform
Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most
In his impassioned-yet-measured book, Rafael A. Mangual offers an incisive critique of America's increasingly radical criminal justice reform movement, and makes a convincing case against the pursuit of "justice" through mass-decarceration and depolicing.