MICHAEL HAUGEN is a policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime initiative.
His work for the Foundation has focused primarily on criminal justice reform topics, particularly civil forfeiture, prison reform and justice reinvestment, mens rea reform, occupational licensing, and various law enforcement and privacy issues. He’s also written about federal corporate subsidies, school choice, and gun rights.
Haugen is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Pre-Medicine Option, and a minor in Chemistry. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from North Idaho College. At EWU, he participated in academic research in a molecular microbiology laboratory for two years, investigating genetic virulence factors and pathophysiology in microbes.
His writing has appeared in National Review, The Hill, Townhall, Washington Examiner, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Trib Talk, RedState, Ricochet, and Breitbart Texas.
Latest by Michael Haugen
New Paper Identifies Policy Solutions to Improve Texas’s Corrections System
by Michael HaugenJanuary 26, 2021
On Mask Wearing, Don’t Use Law Enforcement As Hall Monitors
by Michael HaugenJune 23, 2020
Scenes of Halloween in Chesapeake, Va.
by Michael HaugenOctober 11, 2018
Bail reform is a good thing but California went too far
by Michael HaugenSeptember 10, 2018
Sunshine and Seashells, Mollusks and Mens Rea
by Michael HaugenJuly 23, 2018