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MSNBC “The president is leading the way for other states to follow suit. It’s very odd to think that in 2016, we’re debating if we should be banning solitary confinement for children. It shouldn’t have to be on the agenda.” -Alida Merlo, CJRA Expert Read the full article here.

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San Jose Mercury News “People see police in an encounter, especially if it involves a weapon, and the phones go up. So there has been arise not only in sensitivity but in the popularity of these videos.” – Robert Taylor, CJRA Expert Read the full article here. 

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Dallas Morning News “The real problem is going to be copycats, whether they are members of a sophisticated terrorist group or kids wanting to shut down school because of final exams” – Robert Taylor, CJRA Member Read the full article here.

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New Washington, DC-based organization will help connect criminal justice experts with federal policymakers Washington, DC – The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the American Society of Criminology (ACS) have come together to launch the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA), a new Washington, DC-based partnership to help elevate objective research on criminal justice […]

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The Columbus Dispatch 12/20/17 “A lot of circumstances can drive the decision to open up a search. Doing so does not preclude a community from considering an internal candidate and internal candidates tend to garner many of the interview slots,” – Joe Schafer, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

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Chicago Tribune 12/08/17 “It looks as though the resources devoted to the area nearly eliminated the big jump in homicides in 2016. The challenge now is to sustain the attention in order to reduce the still quite large number of homicides the area has experienced over the past several years.” – Rick Rosenfeld, CJRA Expert. Read […]

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