Stopping Mass Shootings: What Works, What Doesn’t Work

There may be no “quick fix” for mass shootings in the U.S. But researchers have identified evidence-based approaches that can reduce their frequency, minimize casualties—and even in some cases prevent them from happening,  according to a policy brief from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

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Violent Police-Civilian Interactions Haven’t Eased Since Chauvin Trial Began

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin has put America’s struggle with police misconduct and violent use of force on an international stage, underlining the complex landscape of policing today in our country. Even in the week preceding the Chauvin verdict, TCR found at least seven incidents involving violent police interaction with civilians.

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Could Cash Incentives Lower Recidivism?

Paying NGOs for each week “they manage to keep formerly imprisoned persons in their charge alive and out of the criminal justice system” could help reduce America’s recidivism rates, says a senior research fellow at the American Institute of Economic Research.

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Can the ‘Wisdom of a Second Look’ Curb America’s Appetite for Harsh Sentences?

The evidence shows that excessive sentences do not deter crime, even as they have produced a correctional system bursting at the seams, declared over 60 elected prosecutors and law enforcement leaders, in a joint statement marking Second Chances Month. They called for mechanisms to provide second chances to the individuals behind bars who pose no danger to the community.