The Power of Empathy: Experimental Evidence of Perspective-Focused Interventions’ Impact on Support for Prison Reform

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Jessie Harney

PhD Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Computational Social Science Fellow

Jessie Harney is a PhD candidate and Graduate Student Researcher at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research interests are in criminal justice system reform with a specific focus on mental health and improving outcomes for those whose lives are impacted by the carceral system. She holds degrees in Psychology (BS) from Truman State University, Biostatistics (MS) from Washington University in St. Louis, and Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.