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JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the U.S., where police funding has mushroomed far out of proportion to actual crime rates.
JPI in the News—A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.
JPI in the News—The vast majority of those incarcerated will be at an age still requiring them to have employment when they’re released, but it can be a very difficult proposition for them if they are not… Continue
JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The legal system has often become a go-to for even the most minor transgressions of children, particularly children of color.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Baltimore suffers glaring disparities in crime rates, income, education, housing – and health.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Drug courts may do more harm than good when it comes to treating participants, saving taxpayer dollars and keeping people out of jail for simple drug possession.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Most of the people being held in local jails have not been convicted of a crime and are only there because they couldn’t afford to post bail pre-trial.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—By referring to the young adults engaged in Baltimore’s protests as “criminals” and “thugs," commentators invoke harmful narratives about the young people involved.