News Article

Author Translational Criminology
Date Fall 2017

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.

Author Richard Steier
Affiliate The Chief
Date July 2017
In Categories: News Article
In Project Series: MJP - Phase I & II

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 […]

Affiliate Politico
Date April 2017
In Categories: News Article
In Project Series: MJP - Phase II

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 […]