Vice Age

“There’s no question that policing was a major shadow in the lives of essentially anyone living a socially active life in gay or lesbian circles, particularly in gay circles,” says Anna Lvovsky of the period her new book “Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall” covers.

Anna Lvovsky: Police Power in the System

Assistant Professor Anna Lvovsky ’13, who joined the HLS faculty in 2017, always planned to teach. A legal historian – she holds a Ph.D. from Harvard – with a focus on the administration of criminal justice, she teaches a seminar on the history of policing in the U.S. as well as courses on evidence and criminal law that invite students to focus on the systemic effects of seemingly neutral legal rules.