2014 review of research on capital punishment, including studies that attempt to quantify rates of innocence and the potential deterrence effect on crime.
2014 study in the American Journal of Managed Care demonstrating how Medicaid restrictions can lead to a greater likelihood of incarceration for persons with mental illness.
2014 metastudy from the RAND Corporation of correctional-education programs in the United States, summarizing their main achievements and the challenges they face.
2014 study in Public Administration Review examining the impact of public officials’ corruption on states’ expenditures, borrowing, salaries, and more.
2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health showing a “strong association” between solitary confinement and acts of self-harm.
2014 research brief on efforts to restore voting rights to former felons, by Michael Leo Owens of Emory University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study in Social Work Research on the varying rates of re-offending based on the punishment given to youths for criminal behavior.
2014 research brief from the University of Minnesota outlining new scholarly findings about the U.S. prison systems and its consequences.
2013 research overview of prison rates in America and their social consequences, by Bruce Western, Harvard University, and Becky Pettit, University of Washington, Seattle.
2013 study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on how attendees of the Promise Academy in the Harlem Children’s Zone did later in life.