The conservative approach to criminal justice:
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Marc Levin

April 24, 2015


Applying successful reforms from other states can help Nebraska improve public safety and control costs in the state's correctional system. Currently the state's prisons are operating well over capaci...

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Dianna Muldrow

April 23, 2015

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“Public trust in the police is one of the most vital elements in a civilized society, but for many Americans, that trust has been undermined by a procedure called civil forfeiture.” Last year in ...

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Out-of-control Sentencing and Spending Does Little for Juveniles

| April 20, 2015

Over the last eight years in Texas, the juvenile justice system has been reshaped and reformed. Detention facilities have been shuttered, community supervision has been emphasized, and juvenile arrests have fallen by a third. In 2007 there were over four thousand juveniles incarcerated in the state, but today there are fewer than one thousand youth being housed by the state. This session, West Virginia passed Senate Bill 393, which decreased the available opportunity for low-level juveniles to be transferr...

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Pre-Trial Justice 101: Key Points for Policymakers

| March 2, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Center for Effective Justice Director Marc Levin outlining recommendations for effective pretrial justice. The paper, Pretrial Justice 101: Ten Key Points for Policymakers, identifies improvements in pretrial efficiency and how to implement them. “Certainly, those who are at a high risk of doing violence should be held until their trial so as not to create more victims,” said Levin. “However, detaining too many low-risk offende...

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Right on Crime is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.

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