In the article, “Examining Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests,” Mitchell and his co-authors examined the effects that the policies pursued under the War on Drugs had on different races.
In the article, “A Meta-Analysis of Race and Sentencing Research: Explaining the Inconsistencies,” Mitchell conducted a meta-analysis of the existing body of research that examines whether African American’s are…
In the article, “The Lives of Juvenile Lifers: Findings from a National Survey,” Nellis looks into the history of juvenile life sentences.
In the book, “A Return to Justice: Rethinking our Approach to Juveniles in the System,” Nellis discusses how the practices of the juvenile justice system differ from the adult system . . .
In the study, “Life Goes On: The Historic Rise in Life Imprisonment in the United States,” Nellis and her coauthors examined the trends in the population of prisoners serving life . . .
In the article, “A Reconceptualization of General and Specific Deterrence,” Stafford proposes the concept of reconceptualization to cover gaps in previous deterrence research and thinking.
In the study, “Short-term effects of sanctioning reform on parole officers’ revocation decisions,” Steiner focused on officer revocation hearings before and after Ohio prisons created the sanctioning policy.
In the study, “Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers,” Steiner collected data about work stress from officers, inmates and facility data from 42 state-operated confinement . . .
The authors examine all releases to parole supervision in a single state over a period of four years to consider how a diagnosis of mental illness is associated with return to incarceration.
In the article, “Erasing the mark of a criminal past: Ex-offenders’ expectations and experiences with record clearance,” Chen examined the extent to which record clearance (or expungement) impacted . . .
In the article, “Impact of Maternal Incarceration on the Criminal Justice Involvement of Adult Offspring: A Research Note,” Armstrong examined the extent to which maternal incarceration has an impact on dependents
Van Gundy and her coauthor argue that three strikes legislation has contributed to the mass incarceration of nonviolent offenders, a majority of which are minorities.
The Risk Needs Assessment (RNA) tools are widely used by probation officers but there is a disconnect between administering the tools and using the scores to make decisions.
In “Causes and correlates of prison inmate misconduct: A systematic review of the evidence,” Steiner conducted a systematic review of inmate misconduct cases from 1980 to 2013
In the article, “Does incarceration-based drug treatment reduce recidivism? A meta-analytic synthesis of the research,” Mitchell and his co-authors assessed the effectiveness of different types of drug treatment…
In the research report, “Final Implementation Findings from the Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects,” Fontaine documented the implementation of six fatherhood reentry programs . . .
Can prison populations be reduced without endangering the public? This question is examined by testing the effect of California’s dramatic efforts to comply with court-mandated targets to reduce prison overcrowding.
In-prison contact with family members improves the level of support post-release. In-prison contact with children is important to the establishment of post-release involvement with children.
Policy attention should focus on incentives in the criminal justice system.
Fathers who lived with children before incarceration and had regular contact with their children during their incarceration were more likely to be involved with their children after release.