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12/18/20-Marketplace “When a recession coincides with increases in prices, with inflation, we tend to see crime rises,” Richard Rosenfeld, CJRA Expert.  

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12/18/20-Marketplace “Rising violent crimes are driven by more than just inflation. It’s also about people who have long-term, simmering beefs. Gangs and crews. They’re now all home,” John Roman, CJRA Expert.

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12/17/20-Indianapolis Star “A lot of these events go unreported until they end up in fatalities. And so the public demand for transparency around what’s happening inside prisons and jails would go a long way,” Nancy La Vigne, CJRA Expert.

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12/14/20-Indianapolis Star “Clearance rates are not a particularly good measure of police performance and community safety. Homicides are statistically rare and the most infrequent of all crimes, including violent crimes,” Natalie Hipple, CJRA Expert.

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11/20/20-NBC News & The Marshall Project “One of the things about forecasts is that they’re sometimes wrong,” James Alan Fox, CJRA Expert.

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11/17/20-St. Louis Post-Dispatch “There’s no evidence that federal prosecution of gun crimes has any impact on violent crime,” Daniel Webster, CJRA Expert.

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11/16/20-Time Magazine “I think defunding the police will hurt those communities who need help the most. Improving criminal justice, reducing harm, and improving people’s lives more generally can’t be accomplished by shuffling resources around—these communities need more resources,” Cynthia Lum, CJRA Expert.

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11/4/20-NPR “Whether it was after the Muslim ban proposal or after Charlottesville, we’ve seen violence and hate crimes also correlate and resurge not just around a catalytic event but around the president’s rhetoric and how long it is sustained,” Brian Levin, CJRA Expert.

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11/3/20-USA Today “I think in many states, there’s not only a lack of political will, but we also have so-called ‘constitutional sheriffs’ who refused to enforce the laws,” Brian Levin, CJRA Expert.

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10/30/20-Indianapolis Star “Person can claim to have accidentally killed someone while hunting, only for further investigation to later find it was an intentional shooting. In another scenario, a person can claim self defense, but it has to be proven,” Gary LaFree, CJRA Expert.

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