Study of Youth Courts conducted by Hamilton Fish Institute at George Washington University.Read More
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Following recent studies in Florida (Bales and Mears, 2008) and Canada (Derkzen, Gobeil, and Gileno, 2009), this study examines the effects of prison visitation on recidivism among 16,420 offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 2003 and 2007. Using multiple measures of visitation (any visit, total number of visits, visits per month, timing of visits, and …Read More
The unprecedented surge in incarceration since 1980 has stimulated a national debate between those who claim that locking up over 2 million people is necessitated by public safety concerns, and those who say the human and financial burden of imprisoning so many of our citizens is intolerable.
But framing the incarceration debate as a tradeoff between …Read More
The development and enactment of Kentucky’s Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act is discussed. Ideas can be drawn from this publication for creating similar legislation. Sections of this issue brief include: overview describing the problem, consequences, drivers, reforms, and impact; background; charting a new path; policies and practices leading to prison growth in Kentucky—increase in
Illinois’ juvenile justice system is failing to rehabilitate offenders and help them return to life in their communities, according to a state commission’s study to be released Tuesday.
More than half of the people released from state Department of Juvenile Justice facilities are later incarcerated again in the juvenile system, according to the study by the …Read More
Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor have written a brilliant analysis of the American health care system. They point out that, examining direct health care costs, America spends far more per capita than any other nation. But if you expand that net “to include spending on social services, like rent subsidies, employment-training programs, unemployment benefits, old-age …Read More
A drug court is a specialized court that targets criminal offenders who have drug addiction and dependency problems. These programs provide offenders with intensive court supervision, mandatory drug testing, substance-abuse treatment, and other social services as an alternative to adjudication or incarceration. As of June 2010, there were over 2,500 drug courts operating nationwide, of …Read More
.Authorities in the USA must ban the imposition of life without parole sentences against children and review the cases of more than 2,500 prisoners currently serving such sentences to bring them into line with international law, Amnesty International said today in a new report….Read More
Principles of Recidivism Reduction
In recent years, criminal justice and social science researchers have identified specific principles that are proven effective in reducing recidivism. When implemented correctly and consistently, the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity will help to decrease the likelihood that an individual will reoffend.1 These principles, based on decades of study, help policymakers …Read More