Tagged: Criminal Justice

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COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, established by the Council on Criminal Justice, released an interim report addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the justice system. This report provides a set of recommendations for immediate action in helping the justice system to manage the current crisis....

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UCR Reports U.S. Crime Down in 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) has compiled and published crime data in the United States in 2019. As the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement, the UCR 2019 Crime in the United States (CIUS) is a comprehensive and comparative resource for crime data....

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Criminal Justice System in America Requires A New Approach

In response to a growing concern over the United States mass incarceration rates, the Brennan Center for Justice released a compilation of essays from the country’s most prominent public figures offering innovative solutions to the criminal justice system.  The resulting collaboration includes twenty proposals to reduce the US prison population...

2013 Hate Crime Statistics: An FBI Report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just released its Hate Crime Statistics report for 2013. This report is released annually by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, “…a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily...

Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement

Current headlines have brought the discussion of body-worn camera programs to the forefront of our national dialogue. The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer is one such event that has propelled this heated discussion to President Obama’s desk. On December 1, 2014, President Obama announced that the federal...