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November 2013

Laura and John Arnold Foundation releases new studies focused on pretrial detention and supervision

NEW YORK, NY—Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released the results of three research studies, conducted over two years, that found that extended pretrial detention is correlated with longer jail and prison terms, increased criminal activity after cases are over, and a decreased likelihood that defendants will return to court. More than 60 percent … Read More

Bad science hurts us all: A call to end “man bites dog”-style publication

Say you had a neighborhood with high levels of crime and a high degree of police presence – in social science research terms, a “high correlation” between police presence and crime.  Would you immediately conclude that police officers cause crime?  You probably would not, because you would recognize that the police presence in the neighborhood … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation develops national model for pretrial risk assessments

NEW YORK, NY—Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released the results of a large-scale, two-year research project focused on the role that data and analytics can play in helping judges determine what risk defendants who have been arrested pose to public safety and whether they should be detained in jail or released prior to … Read More