Public Health Approach to Incarceration

This is an interesting article from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty. It gives a public health approach to incarceration, one that is a bit different than those of us in criminal justice system are used to. Here are some quotes: ". . . Research also shows that even after… Continue reading Public Health Approach to Incarceration

What Caused the Crime Decline?

  This small to medium-sized 2015 PDF-book from the Brennan Center at New York University subjects the possible causes of the large crime decline to a multi-variable regression analysis. It suggests that increases in incarceration will not reduce crime, and that the historical crime decline of the last 30 years is due to many factors:… Continue reading What Caused the Crime Decline?

Moderate Effects of Incarceration on the Crime Rate

Is incarceration an effective crime reduction strategy?

Modern Electronic Supervision vs. Incarceration

This article (book chapter) has broader application than the title would suggest because it seems to be about a lot more than just electronic monitoring. The author argues that the data strongly recommends shifting a large segment of the jail and prison population to non-incarceration correctional choices. James Byrne on Smart Sentencing Revisited Research on… Continue reading Modern Electronic Supervision vs. Incarceration