Christopher Stone is Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School. He serves as faculty chair of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. He teaches a Workshop on Crime and Criminal Justice Policy in Global Context jointly for the Kennedy School and the Harvard Law School. Stone’s criminal justice research within the United States focuses on the experience of justice in heavily policed, urban communities. His recently published work includes Towards a New Professionalism in Policing (with Jeremy Travis), and Policing Los Angeles Under a Consent Decree: The Dynamics of Change at the LAPD (with Todd Foglesong and Christine Cole).

From 1994 to 2004, Stone served as director of the Vera Institute of Justice, having joined the Institute in 1986 as head of its London office. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary OBE for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom. He was the founding director of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a nonprofit, community - based public defender in New York City, and one of three founding directors of the New York State Capital Defender Office.

Stone received his AB from Harvard, an MPhil. in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his JD from the Yale Law School