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Cops Need to Spend More Time Solving Non-Fatal Gun Cases: Study

Researchers at Duke and Northeastern Universities found a stark gap in clearance rates when comparing fatal and nonfatal gun assaults in Boston.  The reason: the “sustained investigative” effort devoted to homicide cases in the first two days wasn’t matched when there was a surviving victim.

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How Many of 10.5M U.S. Arrests are Unnecessary?

Because most arrests are not for serious crimes but for offenses like drug possession, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, many cases could be handled effectively by other means, and thus not contribute to the nation’s mass incarceration, says a report from the Vera Institute of Justice.