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Publication • August 2, 2017
Vera Institute of Justice - The Prison Paradox, 2017 Vera Evidence Brief For the Record The Prison Paradox: More Incarceration Will Not Make Us Safer Don Stemen, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago; Member, Vera Research Advisory Board July 2017 Summary* to property crime. Research consistently shows ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Use of Electronic Monitoring Skyrockets by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, released on September 7, 2016, revealed that the number of accused and convicted offenders required to wear some kind of electronic monitoring device has increased nearly 140 percent in the last decade. ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Unlikely Criminal Justice Reform: How New York City Reduced Arrests and Slashed Prisoner Populations by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In what has been described as a "remarkable reversal of mass incarceration,” a newly-published report by Justice Strategies credited the New York Police Department (NYPD) for a massive decline in ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Incarceration Numbers Falling, Especially for Blacks by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the imprisonment rate for blacks is declining and has been doing so for many years. But the BJS data also indicates that the trend is headed in the opposite ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Report Cites Epidemic of Law Enforcement Injustices to LGBT Community by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Citing a system that appears to be based upon "maintaining structures of power based on race, poverty, ability and place," the LGBT organization Center for American Progress (CAP), takes American law enforcement to task.  ...
Article • July 20, 2017
2013 Deportations of Undocumented Reach Record High by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, deportations of undocumented immigrants have climbed every year, and 2013 was no exception. In fiscal year 2013, 438,421 individuals were ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Publication • July 7, 2017
Office of the Inspector General - Review of...Smart on Crime Initiative, Evaluation and Inspections Division, 2017 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Review of the Department’s Implementation of Prosecution and Sentencing Reform Principles under the Smart on Crime ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
George Soros’ Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System by Scott Bland Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen. by Scott Bland, Politico While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Is Risk Prediction Real Criminal Justice Reform or Junk Science? by Joe Watson by Joe Watson With its criminal justice system bursting at the seams, one state has decided to take a controversial step to alleviate the pressure. In 2015, Pennsylvania officials indicated the state would become the first in ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Justice Policy Institute - Defining Violence, 2016 DEFINING VIOLENCE: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America’s Approach to Violence Justice Policy Institute │ August 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction.……………………………………………………………..1 Part I: A moment in time: the offense reflects singular events, not a person’s capacity to change…….……………………….…..…..6  Homicide: Low recidivism rates……………………………..6 Justice ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Prison Policy Initiatice - Detaining the Poor, 2016 DETAINING Ill :::c I- PIRlllSIOIN POLICY INITIATIVE i MAY 2016 ABOUT THE AUTHORS Bernadette Rabuy is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Prison Policy Initiative. Bernadette produced the first comprehensive national report on the video visitation industry, Screening Out Family Time: The ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Double Blind: Preventing Eyewitness Error by Christopher Moraff by Christopher Moraff, The Crime Report On the evening of November 20, 1998, two teenaged girls left a Rite Aid in East Baltimore and were accosted by a knife-wielding man demanding money. During the confrontation, a 16-year-old named Toni Bullock was dragged into ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Texas Leads the Nation in Exonerations, Costing More than $93 Million by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On March 13, 1997, 41-year-old Dahn Clary, Jr. of Texarkana, Texas was arrested and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of his best friend’s 11-year-old son. The boy told his father and police ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Exploring the Connection Between Brain Injuries and Criminal Behavior by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Thanks in large part to recent well-publicized incidents involving the National Football League, the impact of brain injuries has become a topic of interest to the general public. When highly-paid professional athletes who participate in ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
New Reporting System for Prisoner Deaths May Allow for Increased Intervention Opportunities by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been collecting data from state prisons and locals jails regarding prisoners’ deaths since the Death in Custody Reporting Act was passed in 2000. Under its ...
Alliance for Safety and Justice - Crime Survivors Speak, 2016 ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY & JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ABOUT ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), a project of the Tides Center, is a national organization that aims to ...
Publication • June 7, 2017
The Justice Institute - Innocence Database Exoneration Report, 2016 2016 INNOCENTS DATABASE EXONERATION REPORT By Hans Sherrer The Justice Institute 2016 Innocents Database Exoneration Report Copyright © 2017 by Hans Sherrer Permission is granted to publish content in this report with the sole proviso that credit for the source must ...
Publication • 2017
American Friends Service Committee - Drug Sentencing in Arizona A Prescription for Failure, 2017 Drug Sentencing in Arizona: A Prescription for Failure Written by: Rebecca Fealk, MPA Caroline Isaacs, MSW American Friends Service Committee – Arizona August 2017 Written by: Rebecca Fealk, MPA Caroline Isaacs, MSW American Friends Service Committee ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends, Trials
The Case of the Disappearing Criminal Jury Trial by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Every person accused of a crime has the right to a trial by jury. That right is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, and is available to anyone charged with a serious criminal offense. But the number ...
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