The Public Safety Performance Project conducts and publishes groundbreaking research that sheds light on key criminal and juvenile corrections trends and highlights policies and practices that demonstrate better outcomes at less cost.
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Most national studies of recidivism have focused on state-level inmates, who make up the bulk of the country’s incarcerated population, while overlooking the more than 54,000 offenders who leave federal prison each year. Read More
With far more people behind bars than any other country—including China, Russia, and India— the United States is rightly viewed as the world’s incarceration leader. But for nearly a decade, an important domestic shift has been under way. Read More
Researchers, policymakers, and the public rely on a variety of statistics to measure how society punishes crime.Among the most common is the imprisonment rate—the number of people in prison per 100,000 residents.for punishment. States with high imprisonment rates, for example, are considered more punitive than thosewith low rates. Read More