Justice Research and Statistics Association Publications

Justice Research and Statistics Association Publications

 

JRSA, a national non-profit organization, is a resource center for researchers, analysts, journalists and practitioners of justice research. We provide reputable, nonpartisan research; learning programs tailored for justice researchers and research consumers who want to be informed; and opportunities for peers to meet, share perspectives and learn from one another. With our partners, we conduct justice research. We provide comprehensive analyses of crucial issues and their effects across the entire justice system. We also analyze issues at the State & Federal level, providing thorough assessments of today's pressing societal challenges.

Recent Submissions

  • Gleicher, Lily (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2019-09-17)
    Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) researchers developed a web-based continuum to share evidence-informed practices for addressing substance use disorders (SUDs) and substance misuse to guide local-level ...
  • Harrell, Erika; Kena, Grace; Truman, Jennifer (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2019-07-23)
    This presentation provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the primary source of information on nonfatal criminal victimization in the United States. The ...
  • Paul, Casey (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2019)
    This webinar provides an overview of how to communicate and disseminate research findings in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences. It focuses on identifying your audience and catering your research reports to that ...
  • Campbell, Christopher; Labrecque, Ryan (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2019-02-27)
    Identifying the best practices for reducing crime and victimization requires ample research with a strong methodology. Understood as the “gold standard” in research design, the randomized control trial (RCT) has been shown ...
  • Pelletier, Elizabeth; Peterson, Bryce (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-02-14)
    Researchers from the Urban Institute recently developed the Prison Population Forecaster (PPF) (https://apps.urban.org/features/priso...), which allows individuals to explore how user-customized policy changes might affect ...
  • Pryzbylski, Roger; Oliphant, Stephen; Circo, Giovanni; McGarrell, Edmund; Gleicher, Lily (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-11-18)
    Firearms crime remains a significant public safety and public health problem throughout the country. Research indicates that evidence-based violence prevention strategies are most effective when highly focused and linked ...
  • McDonough, James; Shaler, George; Escamilla, Justin (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2021-01-28)
    SACs routinely house and use secondary criminal justice data – both case-level and aggregated – obtained from agencies with primary statutory/regulatory responsibility for collecting and managing that data. These are often ...
  • Santorico, Stephanie (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-11-29)
    With the data revolution well upon us, deciphering such a large amount of information can be daunting - requiring the use of statistical and visualization tools. In this webinar attendees will be introduced to the powerful ...
  • Olson, David (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-11-08)
    As with politics, justice is local. The majority of justice system agencies in the U.S. operate at the local level, but most local jurisdictions lack the capacity to engage in data-driven, system-wide strategic planning. ...
  • Cotton Bronk, Kendall (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-09-20)
    How do incarcerated youth experience the criminal justice system? How do they make sense of their experiences in court? In youth detention facilities? In rehabilitation settings? To explore these kinds of questions, we ...
  • Gann, Taylor; Shoaf, Lisa (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-06-04)
    In 2019, Federal enforcement of the Death in Custody Reporting Act (DICRA) was transitioned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and responsibility for state-level data collection was given to State Administering Agencies ...
  • Myrent, Mark (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-06-25)
    Researchers, program planners, and policymakers have access to a number of web-based resources that serve as a centralized source of information on what works in criminal and juvenile justice. These resources typically ...
  • Chapman, Gabrielle Lynn (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-07-16)
    While the field of Implementation Science (IS) has existed for quite a while, its utilization in both research and practice sectors has expanded rapidly over the past two decades. Fields such as public health, K-12 education, ...
  • Maryfield, Bailey (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-11-05)
    Restorative justice is based on the premise that crime is a violation of people and relationships and therefore it is important to repair the harm caused by a criminal act. Using a variety of different approaches that offer ...
  • Gonzalez, Samuel; Ouelett, Aimee; Davis, Jemale; Lopez-Howard, Stefanie (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-11-19)
    Research has demonstrated that the use of certain practices in criminal justice decision making can have a profound effect on reducing offender recidivism. Appropriate use of practices such as the implementation of a risk ...
  • Shaler, George; Sampson, Lisa; Durose, Matt; Landon, Matt; Cole, Katrina; Rydberg, Jason; McGarrell, Edmund (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2020-11-17)
    Recent studies by the Bureau of Justice Statistics have suggested that arrest trends can persist for over a decade beyond release from prison and suggest that typical three- to five-year follow-up periods may provide an ...
  • Lopez-Howard, Stefanie; Hogans, Joseph; Alam, Tasmia (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-08-23)
    How can we reduce the time and effort it takes to collect and integrate data from various components of the criminal justice system? What tools are available to help us communicate our analysis results to our stakeholders? ...
  • Kikuchi, George; Lattanzio, Matthew; Thomas, Kevin (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-07-17)
    This webinar will discuss two Social Network Analysis projects that the Philadelphia Police Department undertook. The first project examined the extent of shared connections among shooting victims through network analysis; ...
  • Pattavina, April; Morabito, Melissa Schaefer; Williams, Linda (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-06-14)
    The purpose of sexual assault case attrition research is to improve our understanding of the criminal justice response to sexual violence starting from the first report to the police through prosecution and sentencing. In ...
  • Landon, Matt (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 2018-05-03)
    The world of criminal justice research is home to a wide range of datasets, owned and maintained by police, courts, correctional facilities, and a myriad of other justice system actors. A persistent problem in research ...

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