What Does the Research Say About Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform?

As a spike in homicides triggers a political backlash, top experts identify how an inefficient and ineffective justice system fails to promote public safety.

These papers each respond to two broad prompts.
First, how does a particular aspect of the justice system advance or undermine community safety?
Second, what is your summary or assessment of the evidence, and are there remaining research questions that need to be answered?
The following six papers are the scholars’ independent and thoughtful reviews of the available evidence in response to those prompts:

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