A Research Strategy for the Felony Case Preparation Project


This 1979 Vera report recommends ways to improve the process by which the police prepare a case for prosecution, based on the view that the absence of post-arrest investigations in felony cases produces a number of undesirable conditions. The Felony Case Preparation Project is designed to increase police awareness of the evidenciary need of the prosecutor by directly involving the police in the case-building process.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021