Criminal Justice Archive

Improving risk-based decision making

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently launched the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) in dozens of jurisdictions across the country, including three entire states. To build the PSA, researchers identified nine core factors that predict the likelihood that a pretrial defendant will commit a new crime, will commit a new a violent crime, or … Read More

Prosecutors have opportunities to reduce incarceration and disparities through risk assessment

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