Crabtree's research's focuses on fairness in politics, with applications to the study of discrimination, repression, human rights, policing, and immigration. Crabtree specifically examines under what circumstances political actors and institutions treat members of the public differently based on their political views or personal demographics, and how the public views this treatment. Crabtree focuses on how understanding these phenomena are important as perceptions of fairness are fundamental to public evaluations of institutional legitimacy across regimes. Crabtree is methodologically interested in research design, experiments, and using computational tools to better understand the social world.
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Shows that New Zealand legislators do not discriminate against political aspirants based on their gender.
Shows that individual's moral foundations are not reliable predictors of their political ideology.