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Justice Policy

Kansas Juvenile Justice Overhaul Long Overdue

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.30.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

After nine months of individual and committee work, the Kansas Senate has approved several long-overdue recommendations to overhaul the current juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism as well as unnecessary costs on governments.

How Deadspin Can Maximize Its Innovative Effort to Collect Police Shooting Data

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.

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.