Racial Disparities Persist in Juvenile Court Placements

According to data compiled by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and disseminated by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the court processing of juvenile delinquency cases has reflected persistent racial disparities since the 1980s.


Washington Times

Despite recent upticks, the crime rate remains at near-record lows with data showing violent crime down 16.5 percent compared with a decade ago.


The Guardian

Murders up 10.8% in biggest percentage increase since 1971, FBI data shows Rising violence in 2015 driven by increase in…


The Atlantic

Kids who are sentenced by college-football-loving judges who are disappointed after unexpected team losses are finding themselves behind bars for longer than kids who are sentenced after wins or predicted losses.


Justice Codes Symposium

Are new technologies able to improve justice or are they merely adding a digital veneer to systemic problems?


Critical Diversion

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2016). Critical diversion — Policy essay. Criminology & Public Policy. July 2016. Published online before final release.…


Durable Collaborations

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Kathleen Tomberg and Jeffrey A. Butts This project was supported by Grant No.…