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Thursday, March 26 2015:

  • Reentry and the Ties that Bind: An Examination of Social Ties, Employment, and Recidivism, [PDF] Justice Quarterly. April, 2011. "In fact, the results suggest that good quality social ties may be particularly important for men with histories of frequent unemployment."
  • Seeing Black: Race, Crime, and Visual Processing, [PDF] Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2004. "Black faces looked more criminal to police officers; the more Black, the more criminal."

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Wednesday, March 18 2015:

  • Staying Connected: Keeping Justice-Involved Youth "Close to Home" in New York City, [PDF] John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center. March, 2015. "After the beginning of Close to Home, the situation was reversed. Arrests in New York City fell more (-39%) than in other areas of the State (-24%)."

Friday, March 13 2015:

  • Detrimental for Some? Heterogeneous Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Child Wellbeing, Criminology & Public Policy. January, 2015. "Maternal incarceration is deleterious for children of mothers least likely to experience incarceration but mostly inconsequential for children of mothers more likely to experience incarceration."
  • Trial Defense Guidelines: Representing a Child Client Facing a Possible Life Sentence, [PDF] Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. March, 2015. "The objective of these guidelines is to set forth a national standard of practice to ensure zealous, constitutionally effective representation for all juveniles facing a possible life sentence."

Thursday, March 12 2015:

  • Inmate Social Ties and the Transition to Society: Does Visitation Reduce Recidivism?, [PDF] Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. June, 2008. "Visitation of many types, including both family and friends, was associated with reduced and delayed onset of recidivism, with spousal visitation producing a more pronounced reduction in recidivism."

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