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Electronic Monitoring of Girls Fails to Reduce Recidivism

By Rachel Yen | February 15, 2023

What impact does electronic monitoring have on girls who have been adjudicated for delinquency or truancy? In this analysis, the Council reviews research on the effectiveness of such monitoring for reducing reoffending and improving outcomes among adolescent girls.

Do 911 Call Takers Prime Officers for Danger?

By Rachel Yen | February 15, 2023

This analysis investigates how call takers who routinely assess calls as high-risk influence police officers’ interpretations of the scene. It also explores practical ways police agencies can respond to the problem.

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‘Hotspot policing’ — We must recalibrate tactics after Nichols killing

By Rachel Yen | February 11, 2023

When robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he famously said “because that’s where the money is.” This has also been the sensible rationale for hotspot policing.

Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Year-End 2022 Update

By Rachel Yen | January 25, 2023

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities, extending the data through year-end 2022.

Homicide, Gun Assault, Domestic Violence Declined in Major U.S. Cities in 2022 but Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Rachel Yen | January 25, 2023

New CCJ Analysis Also Documents a 59% Spike in Motor Vehicle Theft Since 2019, With Thefts More Than Doubling in 14 Cities

New Research Indicates Modest Reductions in Long Sentences in Illinois Would Result in Few Additional Arrests

By Rachel Yen | January 12, 2023

Analysis for CCJ task force examined arrest histories of people who served an average of 19 years to evaluate public safety impact of shortening prison stays

New Analysis Shows U.S. Imposes Long Prison Sentences More Frequently than Other Nations

By Rachel Yen | December 19, 2022

Higher homicide rates partially explain the distinction, research for CCJ task force finds.

The Hill
A healthier path out of prison leads to safer communities

By Rachel Yen | December 14, 2022

Our prisons don’t have enough staffers to protect inmates or themselves. Better pay, benefits and working conditions are needed, and there are other effective strategies.

The Impact of De-escalation Training on Police Use of Force in Louisville, KY

By Hannah Bolotin | November 16, 2022

What effect does de-escalation training have on police use of force? In this analysis, the Council reviews research on the effectiveness of the Police Executive Research Forum’s ICAT training in the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Are People With a Mental Health Diagnosis More Likely to Do Time in Solitary?

By Hannah Bolotin | November 16, 2022

This piece highlights a study that explores the relationship between a person’s mental illness diagnosis and solitary confinement, what might explain the association, and what can be done.