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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 (11)
- 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 (123) Public health, access to healthcare, and mortality
- Immigration (51) 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:
Wednesday, July 17 2019:
Tuesday, July 16 2019:
- Convictions of Innocent People with Intellectual Disability
Sheri Lynn Johnson, John H. Blume, Amelia Hritz.
- Preventing Suicide and Self-Harm in Jail:
A Sentinel Events Approach,
Vera Institute of Justice.
- Bail Reform in New York:
Legislative Provisions and Implications for New York City,
Center for Court Innovation.
- Prosecutorial Misconduct:
Mass Gang Indictments and Inflammatory Statements,
- At the Intersection of Health and Justice: How the Health of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Is Disproportionately Affected by Disparities in the Criminal Justice System,
Bette Jacobs, Mehgan Gallagher, and Nicole Heydt.
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,
- Punishing Homelessness
- 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.
- Second Looks & Second Chances
- 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,
- Restorative Justice and Youth Offenders in Nebraska
Kristen M. Blankley and Alisha Caldwell Jimenez.