Publications

Journal Articles

Prowse, Gwen, Vesla M. Weaver, and Tracey L. Meares. 2019. “The State from Below: Distorted Responsiveness in Policed Communities.” Urban Affairs Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087419844831

Weaver, Vesla M., Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. 2019. “Too Much Knowledge, Too Little Power: An Assessment of Political Knowledge in Highly Policed Communities.” The Journal of Politics. https://doi.org/10.1086/703538.

Weaver, Vesla M., Gwen Prowse, and Spencer Piston. 2020. “Withdrawing or Drawing In? Political Discourse in Policed Communities.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics 5, no. 3: 604-647. https://doi.org/10.1017/rep.2019.50

Weaver, Vesla M. and Gwen Prowse. 2020. “Racial Authoritarianism in U.S. Democracy.” Science. Policy Forum. 269:6508. pp. 1176-1178. Full text.

Meares, Tracey L. and Gwen Prowse. 2021. "Policing as a Public Good: Reflecting on the Term 'To Protect and Serve' As Dialogues of Abolition." Forthcoming, Florida Law Review. Pre-print.

Chaudhary, Mihir, Gwen Prowse, and Vesla M. Weaver. 2021. A People's Abolition: How policed communities describe and enact liberatory futures. Social Science Quarterly, 102(7), 3058-3072.

Chapters

Prowse, G., & Goff, P. A. (in press). Why seeing the big picture in the study of public safety is necessary for combating racism within in. In D. DeMatteo & K. C. Scherr (Eds), The Oxford handbook of psychology and law. Oxford University Press.

Public Scholarship

  • Interview for Barnard’s ThirdSpace@SPARK on Community Safety. link.

  • “How a 50-year-old report predicted America’s current racial reckoning.” 24 June 2020. Vox.com (with Vesla Weaver). link.

  • “We listened to highly policed communities and here’s what we learned.” 17 June 2020. Washington Post: The Monkey Cage (with Vesla Weaver). link.

  • “The ‘abolish the police’ movement explained by 7 scholars and activists.” 12 June 2020. Vox.com. link.