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Dropping Out and Crime
It has become a truism that there is a close connection between school failure and juvenile crime, as demonstrated by literally hundreds of studies over the past 100 years.  As if to remind us once again, here comes yet another study, this one by the California Dropout Research Project at UC Santa Barbara.  As reported in today's Los Angeles Times , dropping out of school costs the state $1.1 billion each year and if we decreased the number of dropouts by half it would save $550 million per…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 2, Number 2 - Fall 2005
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Vocational, Educational and Psychological Assessments of Deaf Inmates Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other: The Benefits and Challenges Associated with Risk Classification Tools Research Brief: Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls' Violence Measuring Organizational Capacity among Agencies Serving the Poor: Implications for Achieving Organizational Effectiveness Globalization, Inner City Crime and the Coming Legitimacy Crisis An Examination…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 4, Number 1 - Spring 2007
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Freedom in an Era of Terror: A Critical Analysis of the USA Patriot Act Effects of Supervision Philosophy on Intensive Probationers Comparative Study of Stoning Punishment in the Religions of Islam and Judaism Civil Asset Forfeiture: Why Law Enforcement Has Changed its Motto from "To Serve and Protect" to "Show Me the Money" An Ex-Con Teaching Criminal Justice: The Etics-Emics Debate and the Role of Subjectivity in Academia From the editor…
Seeking Balance: Reducing Prison Costs in Times of Austerity
Seeking Balance: Reducing Prison Costs in Times of Austerity
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
Class Dismissed: Higher Education vs. Corrections During the Wilson Years
Class Dismissed: Higher Education vs. Corrections During the Wilson Years
Is Maryland's System of Higher Education Suffering Because of Prison Expenditures?
Is Maryland's System of Higher Education Suffering Because of Prison Expenditures?
Trading Classrooms for Cell Blocks: Destructive Policies Eroding D.C. Communities
Trading Classrooms for Cell Blocks: Destructive Policies Eroding D.C. Communities
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: A National Perspective
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: A National Perspective
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: How Prison Building Affects Higher Education & African American Enrollment in CA
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: How Prison Building Affects Higher Education & African American Enrollment in CA
Trading Books for Bars: The Lopsided Funding Battle Between Prison and Universities

In a time of fiscal crisis and increasingly limited discretionary spending, such vast increases in prison spending will necessarily threaten both the quality and availability of higher education in California. 

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