City officials in 2015 created a new “citation” system for use in misdemeanor pot cases to keep more people out of prisons and jails. New data confirms that those citations are largely going to white residents while black residents are more often charged with criminal offenses that can result in prison sentences. It’s “a lot more complicated” than that, says a police spokesman.
By: Mike Baggerman & Dana CasulloBUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – After serving 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon is now a free man.
— Read on wben.radio.com/articles/dixon-exonerated-released-after-nearly-30-years-prison
I Wonder what were all the factors that came together to convict Mr. Dixon. Could the same thing happen today? What could have happened if this was a capital murder conviction?
Seven states won’t give victim aid to people with criminal histories. The policies fall hardest on black families.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2018/09/13/the-victims-who-don-t-count
How does victim compensation fit with the concept of “social ledger”. Costs to victims calculated in as part of the punishment to defendants?
Good Cop, Bad Cop?: Institute for Policy Research – Northwestern University
— Read on www.ipr.northwestern.edu/about/news/2018/schanzenbach-good-cop-bad-cop.html
At the bottom of the article there is a link to a working paper.
How will the information in this article affect a police department’s response to officer misconduct?
New CPRC Research: How a Botched Study Fooled the World About the U.S. Share of Mass Public Shootings: U.S. Rate is Lower than Global Average – Crime Prevention Research CenterCrime Prevention Research Center
— Read on crimeresearch.org/2018/08/new-cprc-research-how-a-botched-study-fooled-the-world-about-the-u-s-share-of-mass-public-shootings-u-s-rate-is-lower-than-global-average/
If Lott’s study is accurate what is it’s impact? Lankford’s research has greatly impacted the response to school shootings, if Lankford work is inaccurate how will prevention and response to school shootings change??
Here is another new report about Lott’s school shooting study