Criminal Justice Reform Is More than Fixing Sentencing

Criminal Justice Reform Is More than Fixing Sentencing   Experts explain how we got here and solutions that will benefit everyone.   A single crim­inal convic­tion bars a person for life from call­ing a bingo game in New York State. Before you chuckle at this gratu­it­ous prohib­i­tion, take a second to appre­ci­ate the wider context: this is one of 27,000 …

Shifting the Crime Reporting Paradigm – Lessons Learned from the FBI’s Transition to NIBRS

  Speakers Drema Fouch, Management and Program Analyst, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, FBI; Kimberly Martin, BJS Statistician This webinar hosted by BJS and FBI staff discusses their work to establish methods for estimating reported crime based on data submitted to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The panel of experts also discuss accomplishments to date, efforts to evaluate …

‘When You Learn, You Don’t Return’: How Education in Prison Reduces Recidivism When I was sentenced to forty-five years in prison, I never thought I’d earn a college degree or be successful in any way. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

‘When You Learn, You Don’t Return’: How Education in Prison Reduces Recidivism When I was sentenced to forty-five years in prison, I never thought I’d earn a college degree or be successful in any way. I couldn’t have been more wrong.   It was in the ninth grade when I, Chris, decided to call it quits. I felt dumb in …

Trends and Patterns in Firearm Violence, 1993–2018

Trends and Patterns in Firearm Violence, 1993–2018 This report describes trends and patterns in fatal and nonfatal firearm violence from 1993 to 2018 and for the more recent period of 2014 to 2018. It includes data on the type of firearm; location of the incident; victim and offender demographic characteristics and relationship; type of violence, injury, and treatment; police notification; …

Resources for Coping with Holiday Stress During Coronavirus

Resources for Coping with Holiday Stress During Coronavirus As we continue our social distancing and safety responsibilities, such as reimagining or canceling our holiday plans to help protect the medically vulnerable, we at Responsibility.org don’t want people to forget about how drinking alcohol plays into our everyday choices. This time of year is one for love, joy, and togetherness, but we may …

Evaluation of Utah’s .05 BAC Per Se Law NHTSA

Evaluation of Utah’s .05 BAC Per Se Law NHTSA A new study that examined the new .05 drunk driving law finding Utah’s rate of deadly crashes dropped more quickly than in neighboring states and the nation as a whole. The analysis also concluded alcohol was less often a factor in crashes. And there was no impact upon Utah’s tourism industry. …

April is Second Chance Month

HOW WE RISE April is Second Chance Month Keesha Middlemass Thursday, April 14, 2022   For the third year in a row, in 2021, President Biden declared April as Second Chance Month for former prisoners who have reentered their local communities.[1] Prior to his proclamation, efforts have increased to bring more attention to this critical issue, especially as the number of …

From St. Patrick’s Day

From St. Patrick’s Day With nearly 32.3 million Americans claiming Irish descent, it’s no wonder St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s most popular holidays. Sadly, it has also become one of its deadliest. Data shows that DUIs, alcohol violations, and alcohol-involved crashes spike on this holiday. This year, luck just isn’t going to cut it.

Drug use severity in adolescence affects substance use disorder risk in adulthood

Drug use severity in adolescence affects substance use disorder risk in adulthood NIH-funded study shows screening for substance use disorder in teens may help predict adult prescription drug use and misuse and prevent overdose.   April 1, 2022 Image Photo by ©Getty Images/AntonioGuillem People who reported multiple symptoms consistent with severe substance use disorder at age 18 exhibited two or …