Latest News

Researcher Suggests Lawmakers Ensure Measure Is Being Implemented as Intended Although many Americans favor expanding background checks for gun purchases, gun-control measures in Congress have failed to garner enough votes to pass. In contrast, some state legislatures have enacted measures to reduce gun violence in their communities. A new study examined the impact changes to […]

Continue Reading

Read the September 2021 newsletter here.

Continue Reading

09/28/21-USA Today “There’s a lot of value in social media and the content posted on social media for solving crime incidents,” David Maimon, CJRA Expert.

Continue Reading

09/17/21-Time “I think a lot of people are questioning whether this is an agency that can really function the way it was designed and should function due to the politics involved in it,” Daniel Webster, CJRA Expert.

Continue Reading

09/14/21-The Dispatch “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.

Continue Reading

09/14/21-AP “Former President Donald Trump’s administration indicated it was reluctant to use federal consent decrees to enforce change in departments. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has signaled the opposite,” Zachary Powell, CJRA Expert.

Continue Reading

09/10/21-The Washington Post “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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Read the August 2021 newsletter here.

Continue Reading

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’ […]

Continue Reading