MJP - Phase I

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 […]

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Tracking Enforcement Rates in New York City, 2003-2014

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 […]

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Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in New York

The first report, Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests in New York, examined misdemeanor arrest rates in New York City, Upstate Cities in New York State (i.e., Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers), and the rest of New York State from 1980 to 2013. We analyzed arrest rates by demographics, arrest charge, disposition, and sentence. This was […]

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Affiliate New York Times
Date December 2015
In Categories: News Article
In Project Series: MJP - Phase I

The warnings began even before Bill de Blasio was sworn in as New York City’s mayor in January 2014. A safe New York depended on the aggressive policing tactics that began in the 1990s and flourished under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his police commissioner, Ray Kelly. Without those tactics, the doomsayers said, the city would […]