Research

Juvenile Justice

The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities
Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of young people are locked…
Fact Sheet: Rising Juvenile Crime in Perspective
The 2005 FBI Uniform Crime Reports were released and some media noted concerns of a 19 percent…
Cost-Effective Youth Corrections: Rationalizing the Fiscal Architecture of Juvenile Justice Systems
A number of states have shown that by rethinking how they fund their juvenile justice systems,…
Factsheet: Crime, Race and Juvenile Justice Policy in Perspective
African American youth arrest rates for drug violations, assaults and weapon offenses are higher…
Ganging Up on Communities: Putting Gang Crime in Context
In an effort to better understand the national public safety impact of gangs, this policy brief…
Ganging Up on Crime?
The Bush administration and Congress support huge cuts to programs that serve youth, which is…
Effective Methods of Reducing Youth in Secure Placements
JPI was asked to provide recommendations as to how youth in institutional custody, particularly…
Report to the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners
This report and recommendations to the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners on current and past…
Workforce and Youth Development: Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders
With juvenile crime and justice receiving sustained attention and study, employment and training…
A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: Youth Crime and Detention Rates in Maryland the District of Columbia
Several hundred thousand youth churn through our nation’s detention facilities each year…
Schools and Suspensions: Self-Reported Crime and the Growing Use of Suspensions
In 1998, in the wake of tragic shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas, West Paducah, Kentucky, Pearl,…
Off Balance: Youth, Race & Crime in the News
In January 2000, the Building Blocks for Youth initiative issued its first report, The Color of…
School House Hype: Two Years Later
In this report, JPI compares the notion that children faced growing risks of violent death by…
The Florida Experiment: An analysis of the practice of granting prosecutors discretion to try juveniles as adults
Florida is one of 15 states that allow prosecutors–not a judge–to decide whether…
Second Chances: 100 Years of the Children's Court, Giving Kids a Chance to Make a Better Choice
Before women could vote and while segregation was still the law of the land, their efforts led to…
School House Hype: School Shootings and the Real Risks Kids Face in America
During the 1997-98 school year, the American public was riveted by the images: small town and…
Runaway Juvenile Crime?: The context of juvenile arrests in America
Supporters of S-10 are pulling statistics out of context in order to drive a hysterical sense that…
The Will of the People? The Public's Opinion of the Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender
The United States Senate is expected to vote on a bill shortly which would radically alter…
The Pods of Elmore County: A Glimpse into the Rhetoric Behind the Juvenile Crime Bill
A previous report by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) revealed that, when juveniles are jailed or…
The Risks Juveniles Face When They Are Incarcerated With Adults
Child advocates, law enforcement officials, and criminologists have urged Congress to consider the…

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