Pretrial Reform in California Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom August 26 2020 New PPIC research examines a proposed criminal justice reform that would end money bail and replace it with a new process of determining pretrial release.
Low Crime Numbers Leveling off Under Shelter-in-Place Magnus Lofstrom May 26 2020 While crime rates continue to be low in major California cities, some crimes—such as burglaries and car theft—have gone up.
California’s Jail Population Has Plummeted during COVID-19 Joseph Hayes, Heather Harris May 8 2020 All counties have released more people from jail than they’ve admitted, but population decreases vary widely across counties.
Jail Bookings Down Significantly during COVID-19 Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin May 6 2020 California’s “zero-bail” emergency measure, along with decreased crime and changes in local law enforcement practices, appear to have substantially reduced the number of people sent to jail during the pandemic.
Video: A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Mary Severance December 19 2019 California's chief justice talks with PPIC's Mark Baldassare about the various challenges and opportunities facing the court system today.