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/
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
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.”
Below there are two reports on police shootings.
Part-one of 2 podcasts
Interesting comment at About 31:00 COP Daytona Beach Mike Chitwood arrests are 60:40 almost exact as the population
Shots fired part 2
FL Newspaper Tracks Police Shootings: 827 In Six Years
No one was keeping track of police shootings in Florida, the third-largest state. So in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period. At least 827 people were shot by police, one every 2 1/2 days. More than half, 434, were fatal. Blacks were shot at a higher rate than whites. On-duty police are almost never charged with crimes for firing, even though agencies pay millions to settle civil lawsuits, the Times reports.
For an alternative view you MUST see
This podcast takes a look at data and police use of force.
The author has one of the BEST commentaries on data and analysis of police use of force and bias and where the mews media fails interpreting police contact data.
THIS IS A MUST LISTEN for anyone discussing police use of force.
QPP Extra – Radiolab Got It Wrong – Quality Policing Podcast
— Read on qualitypolicing.com/qpp-extra-radiolab-got-it-wrong/
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