Tony Cheng’s research focuses on the question: how do criminal justice experiences shape inequality in America? Drawing on a variety of evidence on the NYPD, his book manuscript (“Policing and the Illusion of Public Input”) investigates why promising police-community reforms repeatedly fail to deliver. His previous research has appeared in Social Problems, Law & Society Review, City & Community, and Politics & Society. He holds a JD from NYU Law.
- Cheng, Tony. 2020. “Input without Influence: The Silence and Scripts of Police and Community Relations.” Social Problems, 67(1):171–189.
- Cheng, Tony. 2017. “Violence Prevention and Targeting the Elusive Gang Member.” Law & Society Review, 51(1):42–69.
- Cheng, Tony. 2018. “Recruitment through Rule Breaking: Establishing Social Ties with Gang Members.” City & Community, 17(1):150-169.
- Cheng, Tony and Liu, Shelley. 2018. “Service Cynicism: How Civic Disengagement Develops.” Politics & Society, 46(1):101-129.