The community corrections system is a pipeline to mass incarceration in Wisconsin, according to a report by the Columbia University Justice Lab. Instead of serving as a viable alternative to prison, it exacerbates racial disparities, researchers said.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/01/29/wisconsin-probation-and-parole-policies-fuel-racial-disparities-study/
The report can be found HERE
Academics who argue about the rate of wrongful convictions in U.S. justice miss the point that it’s more important to make sure they don’t occur.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/01/30/should-we-count-wrongful-convictions-or-learn-from-them/
On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St.
— Read on news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-talking-all-things-city-county-merger-reps-better-together-municipal-league
Better Together website
Better Together is a group advocating for consolidation of services in St. Louis.
Their report can be accessed HERE
Most Colorado Springs residents surveyed are satisfied with their police force.
— Read on gazette.com/content/tncms/live/
The survey can be seen HERE
I like it when police departments share their policing plan. Others can use it as an example. In the article there is also a link to 2018 statistics.
Dallas City Council members shared concerns Monday about the 2019 crime fighting plan presented by Police Chief Renee Hall to the Council Public Safety Committee.
— Read on www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/City-Council-Push-Back-on-DPD-Plan-for-2019-504998482.html
The 2019 report can be found HERE
After the incidents of police using force in 2014 and 2015 it became a popular for outside agencies to investigate incidents of police use of force.
Here is an example of the California AG Investigation on the Stephon Clark shooting.
With a $20 million lawsuit and two criminal probes into the Stephon Clark shooting looming, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has released a report with 49 recommendations for improving Sacramento police. Police Chief Daniel Hahn asked for the report following Clark’s death at the hands of two officers last March.
— Read on amp.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article225242250.html
The report can also be accessed HERE
This article analyzes city clearance rates for murders and shootings. One key finding is a drop from 65% to 42% since the 1980s in the clearance rate for black and Hispanic victims killed by guns — aside from this category, murder clearance rates have actually improved. Also, non-firearm homicides, which are more likely to yield…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/murder-clearance-rates-have-actually-improved-with-one-big-exception/
Failing conventionally on gun violence reduction – Jerry Ratcliffe
— Read on www.jratcliffe.net/blog/failing-conventionally-on-gun-violence-reduction/
Dr. Ratcliffe’s article is response to Philadelphia’s publication “Roadmap to Safer Communities” which can be accessed by the link below.
I love it when a police department or a municipality releases a plan. Especially a crime fighting plan. It allows others to see what others are doing and then barrow (steal) for it or use it to build something new.
This an interesting presentation of police shooting in Oklahoma
Oklahoma police shoot suspects at a higher rate than almost every other state. We still don’t know who many of the officers are.
— Read on www.readfrontier.org/stories/unidentified/
Secondary Education for prisoners to reduce recidivism
“But the study says that research shows that giving inmates access to post-secondary education is critical to reducing mass incarceration, lowering recidivism rates and ensuring public safety.”