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Crime Policy

Google and Apple Aren't Letting Police Into Your Phone. What Does That Mean in the Fight Against Crime?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

As technology evolves, the bigger questions are worth considering, because the day when media devices "go dark" and become completely inaccessible to law enforcement may be coming.

Should We Actually Arm Citizens and Let Them Police Themselves?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

A city with limited resources and stubbornly high crime rates, Detroit is ripe for justice system innovation. Police Chief James Craig has seized on this opportunity, implementing a broad range of changes to the department.

Justin Bieber Is Exhibit A for a Third Criminal Justice System

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Florida law already recognizes that someone like Bieber is somewhere between adolescence and adulthood. We all stand to gain from a third system geared toward young adults for whom a therapeutic rather than punitive response is likely to be more beneficial to everyone.

How Should Young Adults Be Punished for Their Crimes?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

There is a third period in the maturation process where people are no longer children, but not yet adults. A three-tiered justice system, including a system for 18 to 25 year-olds, could improve the futures of youth who have committed crimes and enhance public safety as well.

10 Surprising Ways to Fight Crime

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Though they may run counter to conventional wisdom, these 10 research-backed policy ideas could reduce crime in the United States. Here's how -- and why.