Research

Racial Disparities

[REPORTS 2018] Smart, Safe, and Fair: Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence, Heal Victims of Crime, and Reduce Racial Inequality
[Reports 2018] Smart, Safe, and Fair: Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence, Heal Victims of Crime,…
Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Our new report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration, provides…
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…
Two New Reports Show Juvenile Confinement Reform in Five States
Removing young people who engage in delinquent behavior from their homes and communities and…
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…
Testimony of Justice Policy Institute Before the Maryland Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights
The Justice Policy Institute recently testified before the Maryland State Advisory Committee on…
The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System
The report examines the impact of the criminal justice system on Native Hawaiians. Detailing how…
A Capitol Concern: The Disproportionate Impact of the Justice System on Low-Income Communities in D.C.
D.C. has the greatest income inequality of any major city in the country, suffering from major…
The Vortex: The Concentrated Racial Impact of Drug Imprisonment and the Characteristics of Punitive Counties
Since 1970, the U.S. has experienced a large and rapid increase in the rate at which people are…
Disparity by Design: How Drug-Free Zone Laws impact Racial Disparity-and Fail to Protect Youth
Thanks to the work of concerned policymakers and reform advocates across the country, public…
Race & Imprisonment in Texas: Policy Brief
America's criminal justice policies have had a disproportionate impact on African Americans,…
Racial Divide: California's 3 Strikes Law
California’s Three Strikes law has been plagued with questions about racial fairness since…
Race and Incarceration in Maryland
This policy brief will paint a general picture of the scale of overrepresentation of minorities in…
Reducing Racial Disparities: Reducing Disproportionate Detention of Minority Youth - Pathways 8
Over the past two decades, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has organized and funded a series of…
Reducing Disproportionate Minority Confinement: The Multnomah County, Oregon Success Story and its Implications
The vast majority of youth in a detention center are awaiting trial for non-violent acts, and many…
Drugs and Disparity: The Racial Impact of Illinois' Practice of Transferring Young Drug Offenders to Adult Court
As a result of laws passed in the mid-80s, 99% percent of the youth in Cook County, Illinois…

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