·July 19, 2018
Texas A&M University, University of Technology Sydney, and Montana State University
Sexual assault at colleges and universities in the United States is an important and pervasive problem. The presence of alcohol is involved in a large proportion of these incidents. The federal government has increased awareness of the issue and provided guidance on efforts to prevent sexual violence ...
·June 29, 2018
Texas A&M University
Two-thirds of those released from prison are arrested again within three years
. Breaking this incarceration cycle is a top policy priority, but it is unclear which programs are effective at achieving this goal. Those who are employed are less likely to reoffend, and this correlation has led many to think ...
·March 16, 2018
Texas A&M University and Montana State University
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Fueled in part by a raging opioid epidemic, drug overdose deaths have surged in the United States since 1999. More people currently die from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents
, as drug-related ...
·December 14, 2017
It has become conventional wisdom that gun sales spike
every time an all-too-common mass shooting occurs in the United States. However, while gun sales do spike after certain mass shooting events, they do not seem to respond in the same way to others. Our research shows that the political discussion ...
·November 17, 2017
University of Virginia
Public outrage following several high profile police shootings captured on cell phone videos led police departments across the nation to equip officers with body cameras. The policy aimed to improve transparency and accountability, in the hopes of reducing the use of force by police officers and thereby ...
·June 9, 2017
Rutgers University and University of Virginia
Ban the Box is a popular policy that prevents employers from asking about someone’s criminal record until late in the job application process — giving applicants an opportunity to explain their qualifications first. The policy aims to increase employment for people with criminal records, in the hopes ...
·May 19, 2017
University of Texas, Austin
On May 10, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive
instructing federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" in all but exceptional cases. The action constitutes a reversal of the 2013 directive
issued by former Attorney General Eric Holder who had instructed ...
·February 14, 2017
Batten School, University of Virginia
One concern about immigration is whether immigrants are more prone to commit crimes than the native born population. This concern is not unique to the United States; it has affected policy in Europe, as a flood of immigrants has fled turmoil and war in the Middle East. But in the U.S. the issue took ...