The TRANSFORM Project studies the complex relationships between people and objects and how those relationships can lead to crime.

TRANSFORM doesn’t just focus on criminal acts. 

We are interested in legal interactions with objects too. 

By learning about the legal and illegal networks that form around antiquities, wildlife, and fossils we hope to better understand why people break the law and to develop better ways to protect these objects.


Donna Yates in New York Times

Donna Yates was featured in the New York Times article “For U.S. Museums With Looted Art, the Indiana Jones Era Is Over”.  Full article can be read here:

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