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A Closer Look at Women’s Arrest Rates

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

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

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Can Pretrial Decisions Be Improved?

By Heather Harris, Justin Goss

California is considering the end of cash bail, placing even greater importance on the use—and improvement—of pretrial risk assessment tools.

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Video: New Insights into California Arrests

By Mary Severance

Last week in Sacramento, PPIC researchers outlined findings from a new report about trends in arrests and moderated a panel discussion, putting these trends in the context of state legislation and local police-community relations.

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Toward Understanding Racial Disparities in Arrests

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

The number of arrests made in California per year has dropped dramatically since its peak in 1990, but African Americans continue to be significantly overrepresented among those arrested. New work by PPIC tracks these changes.

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Pretrial Risk and Cash Bail

By Justin Goss

Reforming the bail system could save funds and free up scarce jail beds—even while maintaining public safety.

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Video: Travis Allen’s Priorities

Travis Allen, assemblymember and candidate for governor, says his top three priorities are cutting taxes, getting tough on crime, and fixing roads and expanding freeways.

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