Prof. Natapoff quoted in the NY Times about Air Force Academy's student informant policy

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in the New York Times about the U.S. Air Force Academy considering reinstatement of a policy to use student informants to prosecute rule violations.

...the idea of having students spy on one another is controversial, with both alumni and experts on campus sexual assault arguing that it violates the honor code’s ban on lying and erodes trust among cadets.

“Saying this works is a tricky assertion,” said Alexandra Natapoff, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who studies the use of informants in law enforcement. “Does it work to get incriminating information? Absolutely. But does it maintain the integrity of an institution like the academy? Maybe not.”