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Crime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 Years

But strangely, youth entering the system are twice as likely to be incarcerated today.

New Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color

A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color.

Should Young People Be Banished from Public?

It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control laws “prevent crime” and “save lives.” But do they? A critique of recent studies is revealing.

CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento

The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime. 

March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!

Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.

KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47

Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.  

CJCJ in the news: Analysis Disputes Argument that CA's Proposition 47 Led To Crime Rise

The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's new report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime. 

CJCJ in the news: The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's Prop. 47 report

The Davis Vanguard reviews CJCJ's new Prop. 47 report analyzing the initiatives effect on crime. 

New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?

A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be expected if the reform measure had produced a consistent impact on crime.

CJCJ in the news: Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much.

Mother Jones focuses on Mike Males research regarding the detrimental effects of childhood lead poisoning on crime trends. 

CJCJ in the news: The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring

In article written for the Washington Monthly, CJCJ's Mike Males points out major changes in crime trends and asks why they are being ignored by criminal justice interest groups. 

CJCJ in the news: Rising crime in Long Beach stoking anxieties among police, politicians

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) asks to CJCJ's Mike Males to comment on whether or  not Proposition 47 has effected crime in Long Beach.  

Why has crime plummeted?

Does the stunning increase in educational achievement among young people over the last 20 years explain why nearly every “adolescent risk” (homicide, drug abuse, and violent death) has plummeted to record-low levels?

CJCJ in the news: The Push to Imprison California's Low-Level Offenders

As critics fault Proposition 47 for a spike in crime—which reduced some minor offenses from felonies to misdemeanors—the East Bay Express cites expert criminologists and CJCJ to explain why the claim is problematic. 

Realignment and Crime in 2014: California's Violent Crime in Decline

A new report from CJCJ analyzes the increased Realigned population's effect on county crime and finds that there is no causal relationship. 

CJCJ in the news: As California becomes more diverse, youth arrests continue to plummet

Sacramento News & Review interviews CJCJ's Mike Males on his report "The Plummeting Arrest Rates of California's Children" detailing the dramatic decline in youth arrests over the past 30 years.

The Plummeting Arrest Rates of California's Children

A dramatic development with profound implications for Califorina's criminal justice system has occured over the last three decades: an enormous decline in arrests among the youngest Californians.

Books not Bars is Right

A person's education level doesn't just correlate to employment and salary — it's also correlated with a person's likelihood of being murdered.

Preteen crime is disappearing from California

Arrests of Californians under age 12 fell by a staggering 93 percent over the last 30 years — and no one seems to have noticed.

CJCJ in the news: Juvenile arrests plunge by half

The Orange County Register highlights CJCJ's research on youth crime trends. 

California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”

California’s revolutionary plunge in youth crime and rise in older-age crime threaten established interests still feeding on fear of youth.

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: Valley community leaders come to Fresno to learn about Night Walk

The Fresno Bee references CJCJ's analysis of Fresno's zip codes and homicide rates.

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

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