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Washington State legalized cannabis sales to adults in 2012, the first U.S. state to do so. Yet little is known about how police, who are on the front lines of implementing the law, experience legalization. A new study evaluated the effects of legalizing cannabis on police officers’ law enforcement efforts in Washington. The study found […]

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05/03/20-NJ.com “New Jersey prisons, more than any other prison anywhere else in the country, are in the middle of a vortex,” Todd Clear, CJRA Expert.

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05/03/20-NJ.com “Could New Jersey have acted faster? Absolutely,” Christine Tartaro, CJRA Expert.

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05/03/20-CorrectionsOne “Could New Jersey have acted faster? Absolutely,” Christine Tartaro, CJRA Expert.

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04/20/20-NJ.com “Even if we had a place as isolated as Alcatraz — which we do not anywhere in New Jersey — it would still be risky to not be doing testing in the prison system,” said Christine Tartaro, CJRA Expert.

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04/20/20-The Crime Report “Property crimes are crimes of opportunity and with most businesses closed, there are simply fewer opportunities,” Charis Kubrin, CJRA Expert.

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04/19/20-Bloomberg “There are fewer store owners and bystanders who might witness crimes in action and report them — providing less deterrence for would-be offenders,” Charis Kubrin, CJRA Expert.

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04/19/20-Crain’s Chicago Business “Property crimes are crimes of opportunity and with most businesses closed, there are simply fewer opportunities,” Charis Kubrin, CJRA Expert.

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