Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
The Albany Common Council has appointed a new member to the Albany Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB): Matthew Ingram.
Matthew Ingram is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Albany, specializing in Public Law and Latin America. Matthew formerly held post-doctoral fellowships at the UC San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (2009-2010) and Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute (2011-2012). He was also formerly an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2010-2011).
Matthew holds a law degree (2006), and a PhD in political science (2009) from the University of New Mexico, and studies the political origins of institutional change and judicial behavior in the region's justice systems, focusing on sub-national courts in Brazil and Mexico. He also draws on a family history in Mexico (dual citizen, U.S. and Mexico), extensive fieldwork in Latin America, and seven years of professional experience in law enforcement in California. His book, Crafting Courts in New Democracies: The Politics of Subnational Judicial Reform in Brazil and Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2016), examines the causal role of ideas in shaping local court reforms in Latin America's two largest democracies and markets.
The CPRB is an independent body established by the City of Albany in 2000 to improve communication between the police department and the community, to increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and to create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed of actual police practice. In a unique arrangement, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School provides substantial support services to assist the Board in its duties and responsibilities.
For more information about the Citizens’ Police Review Board, please visit: albanylaw.edu/CPRB