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09/02/21-PRISM “There’s plenty of information to determine trends and can even be used as a predictor. Hate crimes are correlated to catalytic events,” Brian Levin, CJRA Expert.

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The death penalty has historically been used to communicate moral outrage, retribution, and fear about the murders of certain victims. A new study used data from first degree murder cases in Pennsylvania to examine the role of victims’ gender and race in prosecutors’ decisions to seek and retract the death penalty, and juries’ and judges’ […]

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08/05/21-Baltimore Sun “If the police hadn’t reacted immediately, she was at risk of being seriously injured,” Delores Jones-Brown, CJRA Expert.

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08/05/21-Indianapolis Star “A lot of things would have to fall into place in order for it to be effective” in preventing crime,” Nancy La Vigne, CJRA Expert.

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Concern has grown about prison systems’ use of extended solitary confinement as a way to manage violent and disruptive incarcerated people. A new study identified groups that are more likely to be placed in extended solitary management (ESM). The study found that individuals sent to ESM differed considerably from the rest of the prison population […]

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08/02/21-Straight Arrow News “All of that stress has consequences for human behavior,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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As efforts to reverse mass incarceration rise, so does the need to supervise more individuals in the community. Faced with heightened demand, corrections agencies increasingly use risk assessment to allocate supervision and treatment resources efficiently and improve public safety. A new study examined the time individuals have spent without being arrested or returning to prison, […]

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07/25/21-Law360 “Seasoned politicians like Biden may believe that the safest option is to stay the course and do what worked for the party in the past. “\A lot of people are waiting to hear him say loud and clear that he recognizes the flaws in the justice system and genuinely wants to help fix them,” […]

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