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Racial Disparities in California Arrests

By Magnus Lofstrom, Justin Goss, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

In contrast, the disparities between Latino and white arrest rates are less widespread. In fact, Latinos were arrested at lower rates than whites in 26 counties ...

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California’s Prison Population

By Joseph Hayes, Justin Goss, Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs

In addition, 91% of all prisoners had criminal records that included convictions for violent or serious crimes. Eighty percent of all inmates were admitted ...


Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California

By Mia Bird, Justin Goss, Viet Nguyen

We focus on felony offenders to provide insight into outcomes for those who have been convicted of more severe offenses. Our analysis of recidivism relies ...

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A Closer Look at Women’s Arrest Rates

By Magnus Lofstrom, Justin Goss, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

Apr 3, 2019 ... A recent PPIC report found that while arrest rates in California have declined for both men and women since 1980, they have dropped ...

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Arrests in California’s Counties

By Magnus Lofstrom, Justin Goss, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

Arrests vary substantially across the state, with rural counties often seeing higher arrest rates than urban counties. This fact sheet provides a snapshot ...

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Can Pretrial Decisions Be Improved?

By Heather Harris, Justin Goss

Mar 27, 2019 ... Californians who have been arrested but not yet convicted are 84% more likely to be detained than defendants in other states.

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Californians’ Attitudes Toward Gun Control

By Alyssa Dykman, Lunna Lopes

Nov 14, 2018 ... California also requires a minimum age of 21 for buying shotguns and rifles, and imposes lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted ...

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PPIC Dedicates the Arjay Miller Room

By Mary Severance

Jun 13, 2018 ... It was this conviction—along with an awareness of California's leadership on important national issues—that led him to cofound the Public ...