Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) – Phase I sought to conduct research and disseminate information about lower-level criminal offenses (misdemeanors, summonses, and violations) in New York State and New York City. With this information, we informed the local dialogue on the enforcement of lower-level offenses. To date, the MJP has been successful in providing evidence that has been critical to shaping criminal justice policy reform in New York City.
The third report, Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City, 2003-2014 examined longitudinal trends for the various types of enforcement actions that bring the public into contact with law enforcement. The types of enforcement actions that were included in the report were: the issuance of criminal summonses, pedestrian stops (i.e. stop, question, and frisk), and […]