Professor Natapoff on how our massive misdemeanor system makes America more unequal

Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law at HLS, is an award-winning legal scholar and criminal justice expert who writes about criminal courts, public defense, plea bargaining, wrongful convictions, and race and inequality in the criminal system. Natapoff has testified before Congress, helped draft legislation at both the state and federal levels, and is quoted frequently by major media outlets. She is the author of “Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal” (Basic Books, 2018).