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2024 Speaker Series on California's Future — In-Person and Online
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Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Deepak Premkumar
Among Californians born in 1993 and later, criminal offending has fallen 20 to 25 percent compared to previous generations. This shift in longstanding trends is a driving factor behind the overall decline in crime over the last decades and has several broader implications for the criminal justice system.
California’s criminal courts quickly adopted policies to address COVID-19. But uneven adoption around the state affected who might face those policies—as well as whether people were convicted and the sentences handed out. In particular, remote hearings contributed to racial differences in outcomes, which may influence whether such hearings continue.
Vicki Hsieh, Heather Harris
A recent California Supreme Court ruling forbids keeping arrestees in jail because they cannot afford to pay bail. What are the potential implications for the state’s criminal justice system?
Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom
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.
This November, Californians will vote on a significant shift in pretrial processes in the state.
Joseph Hayes, Heather Harris
All counties have released more people from jail than they’ve admitted, but population decreases vary widely across counties.
California's chief justice talks with PPIC's Mark Baldassare about the various challenges and opportunities facing the court system today.
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