Tag: Criminal Justice

State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper D

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Reports and Publications
November 2015
Smart Justice Committee

Smart Justice in Maricopa County


State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper C

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Reports and Publications
November 2015
Cassia Spohn

The Sentencing Reform Movement


State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper B

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Reports and Publications
November 2015
Daryl R. Fischer; Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Reform: Two Views


State of Our State 2015: Whitepaper A

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Reports and Publications
November 2015
Dan Hunting

When a trial concludes with a guilty verdict or plea and a prison sentence justice will, we hope, have been served. This is our society’s way of righting the wrongs of criminal activity. But in addition to settling the score for an anti-social act, and perhaps getting a dangerous person off the streets, we also create a fiscal liability for ourselves with every prison sentence. Each incarceration requires us to provide for the prisoner in a myriad of ways; we must provide a cell to hold him, a guard to watch over him, and some level of food and health care.

Handout publication: America's Love/Hate Relationship With Violence

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Reports and Publications
February 2015
Bill Hart

This two-page primer briefing was handed out at the Jan. 29 Morrison Institute Roundtable Discussion on violence:

Recent high-profile events on our streets and playing fields have refocused public attention on the nature and level of violence in our society. While most of us would likely agree that the United States has a violence problem, much disagreement reigns over what it is, why it is, and what to do about it. Few would deny that our individual and societal attitudes about violence are, at the very least, confused, if not conflicted.

Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices

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Reports and Publications
February 2014
Bill Hart

The 2014 publication, "Serving Valley Victims of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Choices," seeks to supply new information on the service needs of Maricopa County victims of domestic violence (DV), a common criminal justice/public health problem that annually injures or kills thousands of Valley residents, shatters families and imposes other serious social costs.


Defining Border Security in Immigration Reform

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Reports and Publications
July 2013
Mike Slaven

This report by the Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center focuses on defining a "secure" border as the key to passage of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The report attempts to separate rhetoric from facts regarding border security.


The State of Security in the US-Mexico Border Region

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Reports and Publications
February 2013
Eric L. Olson, Erik Lee

This working paper lays out the principal challenges facing U.S.-Mexico land ports of entry, which function both to facilitate commerce between the two nations but also provides security. Co-author is Erik Lee, associate director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at Arizona State University.


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