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Read the February 2021 newsletter here.

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02/22/21-The Indianapolis Star “It just takes an extraordinary amount of evidence,” David Carter, CJRA Expert.

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Past studies on whether incarcerated people with mental illness are more likely to be placed in solitary confinement have yielded mixed results. A new study examined the issue in one state’s prisons, taking into account factors related to incarcerated men and the facilities where they were imprisoned. It found that having a mental illness was […]

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Amid a sharp economic downturn in 2008, police departments around the United States experienced budget shortfalls that required them to enact cutbacks. A new study examined the effects on crime of budget shortfalls in two New Jersey cities—one of which laid off more than 10 percent of its police force while the other averted layoffs. […]

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02/02/21-The Appeal “Your policies have to rest on something, and the outcome of your policies, the goals that you want to achieve have to be measurable,” Peter Wood, CJRA Expert.

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02/02/21-Indianapolis Star “The fact that four board members will be appointed by the mayor and city council president could negatively influence public perception that the oversight board is truly an independent group,” Carol Archbold, CJRA Expert.

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02/02/21-Indianapolis Star “What needs to happen for an oversight, or civilian oversight board to be effective is for the department to take it seriously,” Jacinta Gau, CJRA Expert.

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Read the January 2021 newsletter here.

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01/14/21-ForensicsColleges.com “Today, race still affects case processes and outcomes, but the role of race is much more subtle,” Ojmarrh Mitchell CJRA Expert.

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12/27/20-Miami Herald “Isolating the one thing causing it is impossible. I’ve never seen anything like this. Guns and drug sales don’t go away. But now you have the added stress of anxiety and police not patrolling the way they have in the past. Kids are at home or on the street, they’re not necessarily in […]

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