Changing Views of Police and Race Relations Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler September 22 2020 Californians’ views on police treatment and race relations have shifted in the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality and systemic racism, but perspectives vary by race/ethnicity, political affiliation, region, and other factors.
How Prevalent Is Policing in California Schools? Andrew Lee, Joseph Hayes September 2 2020 Across California, two-thirds of high school students, a quarter of middle-schoolers, and about one in ten elementary-grade students attend schools that use school resource officers (SROs), sworn police officers with the legal authority to make arrests.
Video: A Conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Vicki Hsieh September 1 2020 House Minority Leader McCarthy joins PPIC’s Mark Baldassare to discuss the federal government’s role in addressing the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges.
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.
California’s Incarcerated Population Plunges to New Low during COVID-19 Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes August 19 2020 The number of people in California’s prisons and jails has declined substantially since February. Still, most state prisons remain overcrowded, and many counties have seen recent increases in jail populations.