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Tyrell Connor

Criminal Justice Research Manager

Tyrell is responsible for implementing the Pretrial Justice team’s research agendas in bail reform, prosecution, and public defense, managing research grants, and elevating the rigor of the evidence base within the pretrial justice system to inform policies intended to improve outcomes for individuals, and advance racial equity.

As a tenured professor, Tyrell taught a variety of criminal justice and criminology courses and served on the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee.

Tyrell’s research interests focus on racial equity within problem-solving and treatment courts. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a book. He is a member of the Racial Democracy Crime and Justice Network and hosts a bi-weekly group for justice-involved young men of color in New Jersey.

Tyrell received his Ph.D. in sociology, with a specialization in law & society from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hampton University - The Real HU.

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Criminal Justice

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