Data from our newest report, Trends in Arrests for Misdemeanor Charges in New York City, 1993-2016, is included in this article from City Limits.
Data from two of our reports are used in this piece from the Guardian to highlight trends in misdemeanor arrests and average lengths of stay for misdemeanors in New York City. Our data is used in reference to the Manhattan and Brooklyn DA’s recent announcement that they will no longer seek bail for most misdemeanors.
The latest issue of Translational Criminology features the MJP article The Misdemeanor Justice Project: Using Data to Guide Criminal Justice Reform. Translational Criminology is published by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy out of George Mason University. MJP Advisory Board member, Cynthia Lum, is the CEBCP Director and the magazine’s Editor.
Jeremy Travis was talking crime and punishment, the drop of enforcement actions by the NYPD of one million compared to five years ago and the “profound change in enforcement strategy” that accounted for it, when he was asked July 11 about a Brooklyn judge’s decision two days earlier to release without bail a man who […]
When Mayor Bill de Blasio recently pledged to close the troubled Rikers Island jail, it was premised on the condition that the city reduce the overall inmate population to an average of 5,000 people in custody citywide. De Blasio set a 10-year goal for that reduction, matching a call from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and an independent commission chaired by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, which sketched a plan for the city to close the jail within a decade […]
As New Yorkers celebrate the city’s historic low crime rates, they should also take pride in two other trends in the criminal justice system. After years of steep increases, NYPD enforcement actions — arrests, summonses and stops — dropped again, to record lows in 2016 […]