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Document 029758
What Caused the Crime Decline?
By Roeder, Oliver; Eisen, Lauren-Brooke; Bowling, Julia; Clark, Veronica; Chettiar, Inimai. New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
This report "examines one of the nation’s least understood recent phenomena – the dramatic decline in crime nationwide over the past two decades – and analyzes various theories for why it occurred, by reviewing more than 40 years of data from all 50 states and the 50 largest cities. It concludes that over-harsh criminal justice policies, particularly increased incarceration, which rose even more dramatically over the same period, were not the main drivers of the crime decline. In fact, the repor... Read More
139 pages
Document 029741
NCJA Webinars
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) (Washington, DC).
"Online learning is an important tool to access the latest criminal justice information, promising practices and trends. The National Criminal Justice Association [NCJA] hosts a number of webinar series focusing on a variety of topics. Our webinars focus on innovative and data-driven programs and practices to keep you ahead of the learning curve." 1. NCJA/BJA Webinar Series: "NCJA in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) hosts a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to ... Read More

Document 030006
Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice
By Chettiar, Inimai, editor; Waldman, Michael, editor; Fortier, Nicole, associate editor; Finkelman, Abigail, associate editor. New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
"To truly reduce mass incarceration, we need a national conversation, led by national voices, offering national solutions. In this book, the Brennan Center asked the country’s leading public figures and criminal justice experts to offer practical solutions. They responded by writing essays putting forth a variety of proposals to tackle the problem of overincarceration from differing perspectives … They share a commitment to continued progress in the fight against crime — and continued progress t... Read More

165 pages
Document 031375
Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well-Being of Correctional Officers
By Elliot, Diane; Kuehl, Kerry; Cherniack, Martin.
"Pubmed is an Internet search engine used to access millions of articles in biomedical and life science literature … only 23 articles are identified when searching “correctional officers (COs) and health.” This article is a snapshot of ongoing work and a growing national consortium of individuals interested in advancing the well-being of Cos" (p. 1). Sections cover : hazards of corrections work; stress is hazardous to your heart; ways to improve well-being; first National Symposium on Correction... Read More

4 pages
Document 029617
Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC).
"How should the criminal justice system respond to errors? A common response is to seek out “bad apples,” apportion blame, and conclude that the error has been dealt with once that individual is punished or a policy is changed. But errors in a complex system are rarely the result of a single act or event. In medicine, aviation and other high-risk enterprises, serious errors are regarded as system errors or “organizational accidents.” Organizational accidents are potential “sentinel events,” inci... Read More
68 pages
Document 006777
Effects of Diet on Behavior: Implications for Criminology and Corrections
By Fishbein, Diana; Pease, Susan; Pung, Orville B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
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