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Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding focuses on increasing incarceration, rather than enhancing public safety.

Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole
Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2013
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 9, Number 2 - Fall 2012

(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The Criminal History of So-Called "Hard Core" Drinking Drivers Reintegrative Community Service Teams: Developing Key Practice Dimensions of the Civic Engagement Model of Offender Reentry Do Societal Reactions Lead to Increased Experiences of Shame and Strain for Registered Female Sex Offenders? From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G. Sheldon, M.A., Ph.D. From the Editors Once again it is time for another issue of Justice…

San Francisco's Twist on Probation
San Francisco's Twist on Probation Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2012
Misconceptions about high-risk youth offenders
The High Desert Daily Press featured a three-part story last week exploring how San Bernardino County prosecutes, supervises, and rehabilitates their juvenile offenders.  Daily Press reporter Beatriz E. Valenzuela looked at patterns of juvenile crime and arrest reductions, the unbridled powers of local district attorneys to "direct file" juveniles into adult court , and the impact of adult realignment and Governor Brown's juvenile realignment plan on local corrections systems.   The facts…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 8, Number 2 - Fall 2011

(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Latina Exposure to Violence at School Incarcerated Sex Offenders' Perceptions of Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programs Fear, Views of Human Nature and the Potential Consequences for Capital Juries Creating the Youthful Offender in Connecticut An Examination of Media Accounts of Child Abductions in the United States From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G. Shelden, M.A., Ph.D. From the Editors Once again it is time for…

Second Chance Act funding threatened
Of the $2.3 billion currently allocated in the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill, $0 is included in the Senate's version for Second Chance Act funding.  Although full funding would require $165 million, there is an opportunity to restore, at least a portion of this crucial funding for fiscal year 2012.  President Obama has requested $100 million and the House of Representatives request includes $70 million; however, agreement from both the House and the Senate appropriations…
Increased teen driver restrictions may not be working
Increased teen driver restrictions may not be working Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, September 19, 2011
Teen driver restrictions a mixed bag
Teen driver restrictions a mixed bag Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2011
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 8, Number 1 - Spring 2011
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Warehoused: The Plight of 'Mad' Youths in the Juvenile Justice System Race-Based Decisions: Traffic Citations and Municipal Court Dispositions Mass Shootings in Australia and New Zealand: A Descriptive Study of Incidence From War Zones to Jail: Veteran Reintegration Problems Does Age or Poverty Level Best Predict Criminal Arrest and Homicide Rates? A Preliminary Investigation From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G.…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 3, Number 2 - Fall 2006
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The System-Wide Effects of Capital Punishment on the American Criminal Justice System: The Use of Computer Modeling in Death Penalty Research Improving Compliance and Producing Positive Outcomes in the Mental Health Court Setting, with a Brief Look at Dynamic Risk Management Degradation, Apathy, and Acceptable Casualties: Serving Time in a Women's Federal Correctional Institute Adolescent Risk-Taking as a Justification for Paternalistic Legal…

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