NEW Research on Decarceration

Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety

Authors: Judith Greene, Vincent Schiraldi

The Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Justice Strategies, and the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, present Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety.

In this new report, co-authors Greene and Schiraldi examine New York City’s successful 55 percent incarceration rate decline from 1996 to 2014, coinciding with a 54 percent decline in violent crime. At a time when America grapples with the challenges of and solutions to mass incarceration, New York City provides an effective example of replacing incarceration with more informal, less intrusive dispositions and community-based programs, without jeopardizing public safety… MORE

Report concurs with state’s plan to close Connecticut Juvenile Training School (The Middletown Press)

Better by Half: How New York City Cut Crime and Incarceration at the Same Time (The Marshall Project)

Youth prisons don't reform, they damage (USA Today)

Who’s a Kid? Science — and law enforcement — are rethinking young adults (The Marshall Project)
 
‘Every Youth Prison in the Country Should Be Closed’ (The Crime Report)
 
Next Administration Needs to Close Youth Prisons, Experts Say (Youth Today)
 
Youth justice Study Finds Prison Counterproductive (Harvard Gazette)
 
Report: Youth Should Not Be Behind Bars (Public News Service)
 
Federal Role on Closing Youth Prisons? Schiraldi Suggests Incentives to Reverse Super-Predator Building Craze (The Chronicle of Social Change)

Moving Beyond Bratton (New York Times)

Shut Down Don Dale and All Youth Detention Facilities, Says US Expert
(Sydney Morning Herald)

‘They Need to Destroy It’: US Experts on Don Dale and Youth Detention
(newmatilda.com)

Try Youths in Family Court (New York Times)

Counting People Where They Live, Not Where They’re In Prison (Huffington Post)

The Ever-Swinging Police-Community Pendulum: Lessons From a Terrible Week in St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas (New York Daily News)

Mayor Walsh Proposes New Office to Assist Individuals Re-entering Society
(City of Boston press release)

A Special Part for Young Offenders (NY Law Journal)

States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults (NY Times)

News archive

 

Executive Session on Community Corrections
The Future of Youth Justice: A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model
McCarthy, Schiraldi, and Shark

Community-Based Responses to Justice- Involved Young Adults
Schiraldi, Western, Bradner

Young Adult Justice
NEW! Developments in YAJ
Alternatives to Incarceration in NY Eastern & Southern Districts
Cordeiro & Penny

NEW web site! Clearinghouse for YAJ News, Research, & Developments

Changing the Life Trajectory of Justice- Involved Young Adults in SF
Miller

Safety & Justice
NEW! Intro to Governance Indicators in Justice & Safety

Incarceration, Social Context & Consequences

Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety
Greene and Schiraldi

Boston Reentry Study
Western

Justice and Poverty Project

Policing
Crime and Policing Revisited
Braga

Other papers from this Executive Sesssion

Courts
The Politics of Restraint
Amestoy

Other papers from this Executive Session

Gangs, Guns, & Urban Violence
The Sources of Boston Crime Guns
Braga, Hureau

Illegal Gun Trafficking Study
Braga

VIDEO: Those In-Between: Young Adult Justice Panel at Community Justice 5/18

VIDEO: Boys to Men to Boys 4/13

Photo Exhibit & Discussion Juvenile In Justice: A Conversation with Richard Ross 4/27

America's Juvenile Justice System is Broken, How Do We Fix It? (Digg) 4/27

Video from CT Judiciary Committee on Young Adult Justice 3/23

The Changing Politics of Criminal Justice Reform in the US 3/10

Tocqueville Lecture: Bruce Western & Stephen Tourlentes 2/17

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court in CT 1/25

 

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