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Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

 

Writers and reformers have been decrying the large number of prisoners in the United States for a number of years. 911 more words

Shocking New Recidivism Statistics

Yesterday, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released some disturbing statistics about recidivism in American prisons. In a 5-year study begun in 2005, the BJS tracked prisoners released from state prisons in 30 states. 175 more words

Jails And Prisons

Violent gun crime has dropped dramatically in the past two decades

Paul Overberg and Meghan Hoyer

December 3, 2013

usatoday.com

Violent gun crime has dropped dramatically in the past two decades, but the majority of Americans think it’s more of a problem now than ever, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. 164 more words

Number Of Women Arrested For DUI Has Doubled Over Past 30 Years

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The number of women arrested for driving under the influence has more than doubled over the past 30 years, according to recent studies. 287 more words

News

What makes recovery difficult for the criminal justice population?

Prisonization effects and reentry dilemmas

Seth Ferranti has been in recovery for 10 years and is nearing the end of a 25-year prison sentence.  He writes articles about addiction and incarceration for… 1,347 more words

Evidence-Based And Best Practices

Gate Keeping in the Halls of Science: The Continuing Significance of Race

Question: Does the skin color or name of a scientist who may be the discoverer of a cure for breast cancer, diabetes, or sickle cell matter when it comes to being awarded a monetary grant from US funding agencies who on average receive billions of taxpayers dollars each and every year? 1,362 more words

Bureau of Justice releases statistics on Intimate Partner Violence 1993-2010

This link has the details http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/ipv9310.pdf

The latest information Nov. 27, 2012 from the Bureau Of Justice Statistics (BJS) on Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2010 Shannan M. 270 more words

Domestic Violence