Lauren McCarthy


Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center Associate
Current Project
Police Accountability in Authoritarian Regimes
Foreign Language


, Political Science
, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Selected Publications

McCarthy, Lauren A. 2015. Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Buckley, Noah, Timothy Frye, Scott Gehlbach and Lauren A. McCarthy. 2016. “Cooperating with the State: Evidence from a Survey Experiment on Policing in Moscow.” Journal of Experimental Political Science 3(2): 124-139.

McCarthy, Lauren A. 2018. “Decision-making in the Russian Criminal Justice System: Prosecutors, Judges and Human Trafficking Cases.” In A Sociology of Justice in Russia, eds. Marina Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

McCarthy, Lauren A. 2016. “Transaction Costs: Prosecuting Child Trafficking for Illegal Adoption in Russia.” Anti-Trafficking Review 6: 31-47.

McCarthy, Lauren A. 2014. “Local-Level Law Enforcement: Muscovites and their Uchastkovyy.” Post-Soviet Affairs. 30(2-3): 195-225.