Upcoming Event 'Reforming Justice for Young Adults' on October 14th

Time to Rethink How We Serve this Critical Population

The human brain has been clinically shown to not fully mature until we reach our mid-20s. New research envisions a system that extends the reach of the juvenile court to reflect a modern understanding of the transition into adulthood. Approaches could include raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 21, with additional, gradually diminishing protections for young adults up to age 24 or 25; age-responsive reforms within adult criminal justice agencies; and community-based supports tailored to this age group. Most people who ever have a felony record obtain that record before age 25 and most people who commit a felony 'age out' of criminality by age 25. If young people can reach age 25 without a criminal record and without prison experience, their likelihood... LEARN MORE about the LIVE event on 10/14 at 6 PM

Catching up with Science: Rethinking How our Criminal Justice System Responds to Young Adults (William T. Grant Foundation)

Why 21 year-old offenders should be tried in family court (Washington Post)

Time to Rethink the Age of Adult Court Jurisdiction (Translational Criminology)

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration (The Atlantic)

Mass Incarceration, Visualized (The Atlantic)

Bruce Western, Other HKS Voices Join in the Debate About the Criminal Justice System in America (HKS)

Time to Rethink How Young Adults are Punished, Experts Say (NPR)

Noted Reformer Vincent Schiraldi Joins PCJ (HKS)

Report Proposes a Different Model of Criminal Justice for Young Adults (HKS)

Why are so many people in US prisons? (JR)

You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What? (NY Times)

Childhood Trauma and Police (HKS)

Violence Reduction in America (CSOSA)

New Report Outlines New Strategies for Police Leadership (HKS)

New Report Examines Race & Policing: An Agenda for Action (HKS)

The Police & Public Discourse on “Black-on-Black” Violence (HKS)



Social Context & Consequences
Community-Based Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults
Schiraldi, Western, Bradner

Boston Reentry Study

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

Illegal Gun Trafficking Study

Safety & Justice
Crime and Policing Revisited

Index of NPIP reports (2 pg)

Other papers from this Executive Session

The Politics of Restraint

Other papers from this Executive Session

Reforming Justice for Young Adults 10/14

Strengthening Law Enforcement-Community Relations 9/18

Discussing the Future of Justice-Involved Young Adults 9/8

The Social Science Record (video)

Justice in an Era of Mass Imprisonment (video)

Bruce Western, Leaving Prison & Entering Poverty (video)

The Week We Shaped the Future of Policing (recap)

Challenges to Democracy: The Future of Policing (video & recap)

Indicators Development Methods Camp (video & recap)


List of Crime, Justice, & Violence courses AY 2015-16 at Harvard 212.94 kB

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