Dvir Yogev

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BELS Fellow
After a short learning period with inspiring lawyers of the Israeli National Public Defense department, Dvir Yogev came to Berkeley in the pursuit of higher education and an immersive research environment.  He researches discretionary parole, emerging technologies in the criminal justice system, and the politics of criminal justice policy change. He asks, mainly, how do people form preferences for criminal justice policy, and how to solve the puzzle of a responsive yet not punitive punishment in a representative democracy.  He applies behavioral science approaches to the study of individuals' motivation to punish, and computational social science methods to explain digital media's effect on criminal justice discourse.