December 06, 2019

When It Comes to Parole Supervision, Less is More

Policymakers often talk about the problem of recidivism. Too often, they fail to recognize that most people who return to prison are incarcerated for failing to abide by non-criminal parole conditions, not for new criminal convictions. Read the full article in The Crime Report.

June 20, 2019

Reconsidering the ‘Violent Offender"

The Square One Project's Executive Session paper explores how the punishment of people convicted of violent crime has intensified as incarceration rates have grown in recent decades and discusses the impact on our criminal justice system. Several recommendations are suggested to reduce incarceration. Read the paper HERE

May 31, 2019

Thinking About Emerging Adults and Violent Crime

The Emerging Adult Justice Learning Community released a paper examining research on violent behavior and highlighting how poor, minority youth transitioning to adulthood are disproportionately the victims of violent crime and are also shouldering the brunt of the current, repressive penal policies. Read the paper HERE.