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Charles Decker

ISPS 
Graduate Student

Charles Decker

Title 
Graduate Student, Political Science
Yale University

Charles Decker is a graduate student in political science. His research focuses on American Political Development, specifically issues of federalism, policy venue shifting, and the changing relationship between national and state-level policymaking. He also researches criminal justice policy. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, and has worked as Field Director in local electoral campaigns in New York City and Pennsylvania.

From 2013- 2014, he was an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow. 

Project Summary: “We Wish to Instill Fear: Mandatory Sentencing, Gun Control and the Barley-Fox Law”

Discipline 
Political Science