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Crime Trends in California

By Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom

... before California embarked on siginificant criminal justice reforms, ... of Justice's Criminal Justice Statistics Center, California Crimes and ...

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Arrests in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Joseph Hayes

According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the nationwide arrest rate is ... SOURCE: Authors' calculation based on California Department of Justice's Open ...

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Law Enforcement Staffing in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

SOURCE: California Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Profiles 2003–2012 and ... Research also estimates that the crime-reducing benefits of hiring an ...

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California’s County Jails

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Criminal justice responses to the pandemic caused an immediate drop in the population, which declined 30% to roughly 48,500. However, the jail population then ...

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California’s Future: Criminal Justice

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated California's recent efforts to reduce incarceration. Along with widespread protest after the killing of George Floyd, ...

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California’s Future

By Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

This multi-topic publication highlights the state's most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, ...

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Reforming Pretrial Justice in California

By Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom

The referendum will come amid widespread upheaval in the criminal justice system, from recent large-scale protests against racial injustice and police ...

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Felony Arrests in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

Property crimes were the second most common felony arrest. ... SOURCE: Authors' calculations based on California Department of Justice's Monthly Arrest and ...

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Pretrial Risk Assessment in California

By Heather Harris, Justin Goss, Alexandria Gumbs

Equity is an ongoing concern. Critics argue that risk assessment tools that use criminal history could propagate preexisting inequities in the criminal justice ...