Author: Courtney Hawley

Prison Gate

Three Strikes in California

The California Policy Lab examined how California’s Three Strikes law affects sentence lengths for persons with and without prior convictions, in a report titled “Three Strikes in California.” Based on previous offenses, the Three Strikes law lengthens a person’s sentence based on their previous offenses. However, the authors also note...

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A Dangerous Web: Mapping Racially and Ethnically Motived Violent Extremism

A recent RAND research brief, “A Dangerous Web: Mapping Racially and Ethnically Motived Violent Extremism,” seeks to define racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism (REMVE) and the White Identity Terrorist Movement (WITM) in compliance with the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act’s requirement to provide a comprehensive network analysis. According to...

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In Focus: Long COVID

New In Focus now available on Long COVID. A collection of resources about Long COVID — long term effects of exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019. Unfortunately, exposure to COVID-19 can have long term negative health consequences. These materials include papers, discussions, and action plans on the Long COVID conditions. Staying...

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In Focus: School Shootings

New In Focus now available on School Shootings. A collection of resources that discuss various school shooting incidents. Some materials include threat assessments — resources used to identify possible warning signs as well as common misinformation regarding school shootings. Also included in this In Focus is the CHDS School Shooting Safety...

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In Focus: Threats to Election Workers

New In Focus now available on Threats to Election Workers. A collection of resources that focuses on election workers and their safety. Many election workers face threats and harassment as the political climate shifts during upcoming elections. These materials bring these threats into the light in hopes that preventive measure can...

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House Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting: Texas House of Representatives Interim Report 2022

The Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting of the Eighty-seventh Legislature released an interim report for consideration. Although investigations still continue, the committee put together this interim report with as many facts as possible regarding the events that transpired on May 24, 2022. The report is meant to honor...

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Lost, Not Stolen: The 2020 Presidential Election

Eight prominent conservatives have formed an organization for the purpose of discrediting those that would believe the United States 2020 election was won under fraudulent conditions — Lost, Not Stolen. These authors put together a report by the same name: Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and...

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Climate Disinformation at COP26 AND BEYOND

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and CASM Technology  partnered in creating “Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond.” This report highlights failures to curb disinformation and prevent positive action efforts towards climate change mitigation. After 18 months of dedicated research, the main antagonist...

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Pain in the Nation 2022

    Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released an article that provides evidence of a correlation between the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic and substance abuse/suicide related deaths in the United States. The article, “Pain in the Nation 2022: U.S. Experienced Highest Ever Combined Rates of Deaths Due to Alcohol,...