Rebecca S. Goldstein is an Assistant Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. Her research lies at the intersection of racial and ethnic politics, bureaucratic politics, and the politics of criminal justice policy. In particular, her research uses quantitative analysis of criminal justice policy to illuminate how different racial and ethnic groups interact with the state, how and when public policy represents public preferences, and how governments distribute scarce resources. She is currently collaborating on a large randomized trial to evaluate the effects of relief from legal financial obligations for misdemeanants in Oklahoma County. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and Urban Affairs Review. Before joining Berkeley Law, Goldstein completed her Ph.D. in Harvard University’s Department of Government.