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Proposition 47: Estimating Local Savings and Jail Population Reductions

CJCJ estimates savings and jail population reductions in individual counties as a result of implementing Proposition 47.

Who Are Police Killing?

Over the last four decades, some 15,000 Americans have been killed by law enforcement officers. Native Americans are most at risk, followed by African Americans.

Is California Finally Figuring Out Drugs?

"No state has embraced both illegal drugs and the official wars thereon like California," writes Mike Males. After a roller coaster half-century, the state may finally be on its way to good drug policy.

California's Radical Youth Trends

Huge reductions in youth incarceration, huge increases in populations of youth of color — and huge reductions in youth crime. Who knew?

CJCJ in the news: You can’t blame immigrants for gun violence

CJCJ's Mike Males on the truth about gun violence, gun control, and youth of color.

Who's Really Dying from Guns in the United States?

32,351 Americans died from gunfire in 2011. Nearly half of them were older white men shooting themselves. 

Who's Threatening Murrieta's "Safety"?

A California city's mayor and shouting protestors claim 140 Latino women and child immigrants threaten their town's "safety." The city's own crime statistics suggest otherwise. 

An American Gun Death Every 16 Minutes in 2011

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males: But no one likes to talk about who's dying from guns, or how.

Scared of Gun Violence? Run INTO a School!*

School and college campuses account for 5 out of every 10,000 shootings in the United States, but occupy 90% of our discussion of gun violence.

“Demographic Scapegoating”: How Leaders and Interests Profit from Social Crises

While invoking tones of concern and inclusion, American leaders exploit social problems to flatter powerful older constituencies by stigmatizing young people

New Complications Challenge No-Complications-Allowed Gun Debate

A gun-control lobby's incisive report disputes mass-shooting dogmas. A woman-hating shooter's rampage defies popular answers. Yet, America's gun policy debate remains rooted in ancient prejudices.

Monterey County Juvenile Hall Needs Assessment: A Preliminary Analysis

The purpose of this preliminary analysis is to examine current crime, confinement, and population trends within a larger historical context to estimate the county’s future juvenile detention needs.

Fresno County: Adult Arrests and Incarceration

This analysis utilizes official statewide data sources to examine Fresno County’s state and local incarceration trends in comparison to the statewide average. 

Why not a war on child poverty?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males is featured in Reuters discussing youth crime and poverty.

Why Statistical Bigotry Is Just Bigotry, Round 2

Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson shows once again how statistics are misused to justify prejudicial policing

Whatever Happened to the Ad War on Drugs?

CJCJ's Mike Males is featured in Advertising Age and highlights the problems with commercials created by Partnership at Drugfree.org

California's Radical De-Incarceration Experiment

Mike Males discusses California's deincarceration movement in the California Progress Report.

OP-ED: The Teenage Brain, New Science or the Same Old Prejudice?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males explores youth development, behavior, and prejudice in an Op-ed featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own

Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.

California's Urban Violent Crime Rate Falls in First Half of 2013

CJCJ released a fact sheet today using new FBI crime data for the first six months of 2013.

Inflamed Rhetoric, Senseless Killings, Light Verdicts: Grownups, “Stand Your Ground”

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines myths related to youth crime in light of the Michael Dunn verdict.

OP-ED: Are Teenage Crime Proneness and Adolescent Risk Taking Obsolete Myths?

Mike Males, Senior Research Fellow is Op-ed is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?

There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront

Only Certain Young Victims Matter

Americans fixate on the 5% of killings that involve youthful gunmen and/or mass shooters and ignore the other 95%. Unfortunately, we largely dismiss the 99% of rapes that do not involve young perpetrators and social media.

California Counties, Realignment, and Crime Trends: 58 Different Stories

California Progress Report features an Op-ed by Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discussing CJCJ's January 2014 report on Realignment and crime.

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