Pretrial detention

After someone is arrested, they might wait weeks or months for their case to be resolved, and they might have to wait in jail. On any given day in the United States, about half a million people are detained pretrial — that is, incarcerated before they are convicted or sentenced. In theory, pretrial detention ensures […]

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Reducing gun violence

Over the past year, homicides and shootings have increased dramatically in many cities across the United States, even as other crime rates fell during the pandemic. Community leaders are eager for guidance on how to address this crisis and save lives. In this survey, we asked the Criminal Justice Expert Panel to consider three statements […]

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Policing and public safety

A seemingly-endless stream of high-profile killings of civilians by police have led to heated conversations about the role of police in the production of public safety. Do police actually make communities safer? And are there other ways to achieve that goal? In this survey, we asked the CJ Expert Panel to consider three statements related […]

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