Reducing the number of people detained pretrial will lead to a net increase in crime in the medium- to long-term.
Ending the use of cash bail will meaningfully reduce the number of people detained pretrial.
Using risk assessment to inform detention decisions will meaningfully reduce the number of people detained pretrial.
The Criminal Justice Expert Panel is composed of trusted experts on what works to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Panelists are highly-respected academic social scientists from a variety of disciplines. What they have in common is their expertise in measuring the real-world effects of policies and programs on the outcomes that matter most. Our goal is to bring you their knowledge in a way that is timely, clear, and policy-relevant.
Public Safety Lab
The Public Safety Lab, directed by Professor Anna Harvey, uses the tools of data science and social science to support communities’ efforts to improve both equity and efficiency in public safety outcomes.
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About Texas A&M’s
Justice Tech Lab
The Justice Tech Lab, directed by Professor Jennifer Doleac, aims to find effective, scalable solutions to our criminal justice problems. It uses a combination of natural experiments and field experiments to rigorously test the impacts of proposed policy solutions.
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