Incarceration is not an effective solution for cities faced with the challenge of homelessness, 250 of the nation’s top chiefs and sheriffs concluded in a recent conference. In a report on the conference, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) offers 11 recommendations for change.
Local jails have become critical drivers for the growth in U.S. prison populations, says a study released Thursday by the Vera Institute of Justice. Reversing that trend is now one of the nation’s biggest challenges, say the study authors.
The first annual report of New York’s Handschu Committee, a court-appointed body to review police monitoring of Muslims shows the average length of investigations dropped from 427 days to 340 days. But critics say that’s still too long.
Researchers at Kansas State University say that adherence to an “honor culture” is a predictor of violent male behavior in many parts of the US—but such behavior isn’t admired by peers if the violence is unprovoked.
A new study released by the Texas Public Policy Foundation shows that the opioid crisis and financial incentives, such as filling jail beds, could be two reasons why the jail population continues to grow in the US.
Police now have access to a broad expanse of databases detailing information on individuals, but there are few limitations on how they can obtain or use this information, according to a forthcoming study in the Iowa Law Review.
The government has former spies, military officials, and law enforcement professionals on hundreds of corporate boards to protect national security, in what a Washington University Law Review study calls an increase in “national security corporate governance.”
GOP-appointed judges hand down longer sentences to African Americans than whites for similar offenses, according to a study by two Harvard professors. They argue the current polarized political climate in judicial politics is a “source of persistent racial and gender disparities.”
Forty-four percent of fatally injured drivers tested for drugs had positive results in 2016, the Governors Highway Safety Association found, up more than 50 percent compared with a decade ago. More than half the drivers tested positive for marijuana, opioid or a combination of the two.