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09/14/20-LA Times “It’s the precursor to the very behaviors that we as a collective want to put a stop to, which is police violence. I foresee some real tensions between on-the-ground officers and on-the-ground folks who question them,” Erin Kerrison, CJRA Expert.

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In the past decade, many law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) to improve police conduct, accountability, and transparency, especially when it comes to using force. But it is not yet known whether BWCs actually reduce officers’ use of force. A new meta-analysis examined 30 studies of law enforcement use of […]

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09/09/20-Chicago Tribune “It will absolutely be perceived as a punitive measure as opposed to something that becomes part of mandatory training for officers,” Maria Haberfeld, CJRA Expert.

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08/31/20-Prisonpolicy.org “The study findings suggest that increasing SROs does not improve school safety and that by increasing exclusionary responses to school discipline incidents it increases the criminalization of school discipline,” Gottfredson et al., CJRA study.

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08/29/20-San Francisco Chronicle “Your whole job is wrapped up in our complying with your assumption about what you deserve and how you get to treat us,” Erin Kerrison, CJRA Expert.

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08/26/20-Institute for Nonprofit News “The challenge now is to use the micro data on careers to flesh out how this process plays out over the life course,” Shawn Bushway, CJRA Expert.

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08/26/20-The Crime Report “We have already been using the micro data to consider cohort differences in sub-populations. It turns out that the sentencing shocks have been felt most acutely among the African-American population,” Shawn Bushway, CJRA Expert.

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08/24/20-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Officers can use deadly force in Kenosha and elsewhere when they believe there’s an imminent threat to their own lives or the lives of others,” Justin Nix, CJRA Expert.

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08/24/20-News Break “We believe that this occurs because these individuals accumulated an extended criminal history under a determinate sentencing regime—implemented in 1994 and still in effect today—that systematically increases punishment for individuals with prior convictions,” Shawn Bushway, CJRA Expert.

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08/24/20-Eureka Alert “Birth cohorts who were young adults during the crime and punishment boom that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s have higher rates of incarceration throughout their lives, even after the crime-punishment wave ended,” Shawn Bushway, CJRA Expert.

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