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Brandon Martin
Brandon Martin
Research Associate

Criminal justice

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Brandon Martin is a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California. He studies criminal justice and public safety, with recent work examining the need for jail construction in California and the changes in state and local correctional populations. He has previous research experience in the area of legislative committees, including legislative and oversight responsibilities and the electoral considerations of committee assignments. He holds an MA in political science from the University of California, Davis and a BA in political science from Michigan State University.

California’s Major Cities See Increases in Homicides and Car Thefts
Racial Disparities in California Law Enforcement Stops
California’s Major Cities See Some Increases in Crime
How Much Do California Cities Spend on Policing?
African Americans Are Notably Overrepresented in Police Stops
Progress under Prop 47 but Racial Disparities Persist in California Arrests
What COVID-19 Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety Spending
Jail Bookings Down Significantly during COVID-19
COVID-19 and Crime in Major California Cities
A Closer Look at Women’s Arrest Rates
Toward Understanding Racial Disparities in Arrests
New Laws Expand Criminal Justice Reforms
Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes
Proposition 57’s Impact on Prisons
Grants Awarded to Combat Recidivism
Uncertain Future for Cap-and-Trade
Next Steps for Proposition 57
California’s Arrest Rate Reaches a 50-Year Low
Preliminary Data Show Higher Crime Rates in 2015
Putting the Governor’s Sentencing Proposal in Context
Proposition 47 and Crime
Proposition 47 Brought Decreases to Both Prison and Jail Populations
How California Reduced Its Prison Population
A Closer Look at Early Jail Releases
California’s Jail Construction Needs
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