Ben Carleton joined the World Justice Project in October 2017, and supports the Rule of Law Index team’s global research, as well as the WJP’s projects in Mexico. Prior to joining the WJP, he interned with the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, where he researched alternatives to police enforcement and policies relating to civilian oversight of the police. While completing his undergraduate work, Mr. Carleton designed and administered survey instruments to prison inmates as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and later conducted his honors thesis research on citizen trust in the police in several Latin American countries. Mr. Carleton holds B.A. degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish from the University of Delaware Honors Program, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Carleton spent a year studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Granada, Spain. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and is also fluent in Spanish.