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The following are some of the new releases from Bureau of Justice Statistics. You may subscribe to new releases via RSS or email. Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2011 Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2011. […]

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Via the LLRX.com, the following are the newest additions: Mass Incarceration and the “Degree of Civilization” - By Ken Strutin [The author] states that incarceration is when a person loses their freedom pending trial or by serving a sentence – and mass incarceration is when millions of people are imprisoned and kept there based on a […]

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Evolving Standards of Decency

Over the past several years, I have developed a serious interest in prisoners’ rights law and, this year, I have created a law blog entitled ”Evolving Standards of Decency.” The goal is to provide a forum for discussing the constitutional rights protecting, or failing to protect, the incarcerated. Those in America’s prisons and jails are entitled to humane treatment and, as Justice Thurgood […]

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From time to time we blog about new releases by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Among the more recent ones are: Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011 Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. This annual report examines crime occurring in school as well […]

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Prison Population in the U.S.

According to the press release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that for the first time since it started to collect data in 1980 the adult prison population in the United States is down, as shown by the numbers for 2009.  Could this be a sign of a step in the right direction? Although comparatively […]

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BJS Redesigned Its Website

We have featured statistical reports made available via the Bureau of Justice Statistics website; though we have not pointed out that the entire website has undergone a redesigned. The cleaner look makes it much easier for users to navigate through the realm of information. Some of the most recent releases include:National Corrections Reporting Program: Updates […]

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The Pace Law School is holding its Nineteenth Dyson Distinguished Lecture, Can Prisons Make Us Safer?: Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice Reform, on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at noon in the Lecture Hall of the New York State Judicial Institute. The featured speaker is Sunny Schwartz, Esq., Program Administrator at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department […]

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The following are some of the new releases by the Bureau Of Justice Statistics (BJS). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009 Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this […]

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