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- Community Impact (167) Impact of justice system on communities, includes housing, employment, schools
- Conditions of Confinement (274)
- Crime and Crime Rates (335) Information on type of crime/frequency
- Death Penalty (148) Data, policy, and analysis of the death penalty
- Disability (10)
- Drug Policy (176) Analysis of drug policy and its effects on the prison system
- Economics of Incarceration (224) The economic drivers and consequences of mass incarceration
- Education (99) Correctional education and the school-to-prison pipeline
- Families (105) The justice system's impact on families.
- Felon Disenfranchisement (86) Barring people from the polls because of criminal convictions
- General (82) Atlases, indices, and broad-based source material
- Gun Control (46) Statistics on gun violence, suggestions for gun control
- Health impact (122) Public health, access to healthcare, and mortality
- Immigration (50) Detainment practices and statistics
- Incarceration Rates Growth Causes (413)
- International Incarceration Comparisons (52)
- Jails (176) Information and data on jails
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Some of the most recently added reports are:
Monday, July 15 2019:
- Economic decline, incarceration, and mortality from drug use disorders in the USA between 1983 and 2014:
an observational analysis,
Elias Nosrati et al..
- The Debt Spiral:
How Chicago's Vehicle Ticketing Practices Unfairly Burden Low-Income and Minority Communities,
- Disparate Justice:
Where Kentuckians Live Determines Whether They Stay in Jail Because They Can't Afford Cash Bail,
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
- Democracy, Bureaucracy and Criminal Justice Reform
Lauren M. Ouziel.
- Understanding Risk and Needs in Misdemeanor Populations:
A Case Study in New York City,
Center for Court Innovation.
- Extraneous factors in judicial decisions
Shai Danziger, Jonathan Levav, and Liora Avnaim-Pesso.
- "Nothing Good Happens in There:"
Closing and Repurposing Youth Detention Facilities in California,
Wednesday, July 3 2019:
- The Public Finance of Capital Punishment
- Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform
Implementing and Building on the First Step Act,
- The Impact of Parental Incarceration on the Physical and Mental Health of Young Adults
Rosalyn D. Lee, Xiangming Fang, and Feijun Luo.
- Linkages Between Incarceration and Health
Michael Massoglia and Brianna Remster.
- Citizenship and Punishment:
The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts,
Michael T. Light, Michael Massoglia, and Ryan D. King.
- Hidden challenges:
Sex offenders legislated into homelessness,
Jill S. Levenson.
- Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles
Ozkan Eren and Naci Mocan.
Tuesday, July 2 2019: