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Kami Chavis

Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
Director of the Criminal Justice Program
Professor of Law

Phone: 336.758.5726
Location: Worrell 3341

Increasing Police Accountability: Restoring Trust and Legitimacy through the Appointment of Independent Prosecutors, 49 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol'y 137 (2015)
Body-Mounted Police Cameras: A Primer on Police Accountability vs. Privacy, 58 Howard L.J. 881 (2014-2015)
The Troubling Legacy of “Stop and Frisk” and the Vestiges of a Violent Police Culture, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 849 (2014)

Future of the Fourth Amendment: The Problem with Privacy, Poverty and Policing,14 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 240 (2014)
Subverting Symbolism: The Matthew Shepard- James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and a Cooperative Federalism Approach to Enforcement of Federal Hate Crimes Legislation  AM. CRIM. L. REV. 1863 (2013) (published by Georgetown University School of Law).
Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem, 18 WASH & LEE J. CIV. RTS. & SOC. JUS. 25 (2012).
Cooperative Federalism and Police Reform: Using Congressional Spending Power to Promote Police Accountability, 62 ALA. L. REV. 2 (2011).
New Governance and the New Paradigm of Police Accountability: A Democratic Approach to Reforming Local Law-Enforcement Agencies, 59 CATH. U. L. REV. 373 (2010). 
New Governance and the New Paradigm of Police Accountability: A Democratic Approach to Police Reform, 59 Cath. U. L. Rev. 373 (2009-2010)
The Politics of Policing:  Ensuring Stakeholder Participation in the Federal Reform of Local Police Practices, 98 THE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 489 (2008).
A New Frontier In Criminal Justice Reform, 6 Wake Forest J. L. & Pol'y 349 (2016)
Montgomery v. Louisiana: Baby Steps Toward a More Benevolent Juvenile Justice System Response, Montgomery v. Louisiana, Geo. Wash. L. Rev. Docket (Feb. 1, 2016),
An Introduction to Criminal Law: Forgetting Everything You Thought You Already Knew, 10
OHIO ST. J. CRIM. L. 605 (2013). 
Stakeholder Participation in the Selection and Recruitment of Police: Democracy in Action,
32 ST. LOUIS UNIV. PUB. L. REV. 1 (2012).
Justice for Trayvon Martin and James Craig Anderson Federal Hate Crimes Legislation and the Case for Cooperative Federalism, HUFFINGTON POST, April 2, 2012.
Legitimacy and Law Enforcement in Minority Communities: A New Dialogue, TRIAL BRIEFS, NC Advocates for Justice Publication (October 2011).
New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation’s Police Departments, HUFFINGTON POST, August 8, 2011.
Rifts Remain Between Minorities and Police Officers: Disagreement Between Crowley and Gates Ignites Lasting Debate, WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL, August 4, 2009, at A10.
(Catherine Arcabascio, Steve Friedland, Catherine Carpenter, and Kami Chavis Simmons, forthcoming, Carolina Academic Press)
N.C. Jury Project (with Professors Ronald Wright and Gregory Parks)
This article will analyze data collected from trial files to determine how prosecutors use of peremptory strikes in felony jury trials in each of the 100 counties in North Carolina.
Campus Police Department Study (with Southern Methodist University School of Law Dean Jennifer Collins)
This article will summarize and analyze empirical data gleaned from interviews of campus police officials nationwide to determine current issues facing campus police departments and strategies for effectively managing campus-related crimes.
Race, Power or Politics? Debunking the Myths About the Causes of Police Brutality and Corruption
Police Corruption in the United States and Lessons from Abroad