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Congressional Research Service (CRS) (Washington, DC)

Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

This report provides an overview of risk and needs assessments and discusses issues policy makers should consider as they write legislation.

Offender Reentry: Correctional Statistics, Reintegration into the Community, and Recidivism

This report examines the impact of the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) of 2008 on offender reentry programs.

Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief

This report provides an overview of the BPV program and covers issues relevant to a debate regarding the reauthorization of BPV.

The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Overview, Policy Changes, Issues, and Options

This report explores the issues related to the growing federal prison population and how to reduce prisons while maintaining public safety.

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