Can deferred adjudications produce positive outcomes for criminal defendants? Mueller-Smith and Schnepel's analysis explores the impact of such "second chances" in Texas.
Many Americans are calling for greater community investment – outside of the criminal justice system – as a way to reduce crime. A study by Barr and Gibbs explores Head Start as a tool to break the cycle of poverty and reduce criminal justice system involvement.
Even before George Floyd’s killing unleashed nationwide calls for police reform, law enforcement agencies faced pressure to diversify their officer ranks. In this installment of our blog, we look at a study focused on the effectiveness of recruitment messaging, “More Than Public Service: A Field Experiment on Job Advertisements and Diversity in the Police,” by Elizabeth Linos at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.
There is tremendous interest in finding interventions that can improve relationships between community members and law enforcement, and reduce the use of force by police. Today, we look at “Procedural justice training reduces police use of force and complaints against officers” by George Wood, Tom R. Tyler, and Andrew V. Papachristos.