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Criminal Justice (Adult)

[REPORTS 2017] The Cost of Crimmigration: Exploring the Intersection Between Criminal Justice and Immigration
Exploring the intersection between criminal justice and immigration
How ‘Raise the Age’ Laws Might Reduce Recidivism
Citing JPI's Raise the Age report.
[REPORTS 2016] Improving Approaches to Serving Young Adults in the Justice System
JPI convened advocates, policymakers, practitioners, funders, and directly impacted individuals to…
Crime Statistics and Holistic Violence Prevention
As homicides increase in America, learn how we can invest in holistic approaches in violence…
Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence
In Defining Violence, JPI says it's impossible the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration…
Parole Perspectives in Maryland: A Survey of People Who Returned to Prison from Parole and Community Supervision Agents
A new analysis from JPI shows the connection between efforts to reduce prison populations, connect…
The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City
According to a new report released today by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy…
Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Our new report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration, provides…
JPI "Maryland Month" Series
JPI named September 2014 "Maryland Month" and published a series of factsheets and graphics…
Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge
Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed…
Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair
Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair points to reforms that, if…
BAIL REFORM UPDATE 2013: Pretrial Services Programs Refined and Expanded Their Reach, while the Bail Industry Continued to Fight Forfeiture Collection and Non-financial Release
This brief provides an update on pretrial and bail reform over the last year as a follow up to…
Incarceration Generation Timeline
The Justice Policy Institute's 2013 published "Incarceration Generation," a coffee-table book of…
Measured Responses: Why increasing law enforcement in schools is not an effective public safety response to the Newtown tragedy
In light of the horrific school shootings this month in Newtown, Connecticut, some have called for…
Drop in Crime Continues in the U.S.
Crime continues to drop throughout the United States, according to the full 2011 Uniform Crime…
JPI Bail Report Series
JPI published three reports on the U.S. bail system in an effort to raise public awareness on an…
Bailing on Baltimore: Voices from the Front Lines of the Justice System
Third report in the series on bail that connects the first two quantitative reports on money bail…
For Better or For Profit: How the Bail Bonding Industry Stands in the Way of Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice
Second in series on bail recommends the U.S. should end for-profit bail bonding; promote and…
Bail Fail: Why the U.S. Should End the Practice of Using Money for Bail
JPI's newest analysis shows that the practice of using money to decide release while awaiting trial…
United States Continuing to Overspend on Police, Despite Decreasing Crime Rates
Although crime rates are at the lowest they have been in over 30 years, the number of arrests has…
Wrong Track for Savings: How Florida’s prison population became a runaway train, and why better policies, not private prisons, can put the brakes on correctional costs
How Florida’s prison population became a runaway train, and why better policies, not private…
When Treatment is Punishment: The Effects of Maryland's Incompetency to Stand Trial Policies and Practices
In FY2010, the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration provided 789 pretrial screenings and…
Crime, Incarceration Down in 2010
According to FBI Uniform Crime report data released today, violent and property crimes are down…
Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies
Report examining how private prison companies wield influence over legislators and policy,…
Due South: Looking to the South for Criminal Justice Innovations
Recognizing the significant costs associated with high incarceration rates, a number of Southern…

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