Anglo-American Action/ Research Program Administered by the Vera Institute of Justice Third Quarterly Report


This is the third interim report on the Anglo-American Action/Research Program, a project administered by the Vera Institute of Justice and the Inner London Probation and After-care Service (ILPAS). No detailed agenda was specified, but the following expectations emerged: 

1) that a small Vera staff might, by developing a day-to-day collaborative relationship with British statutory agencies (e.g., probation, police and prison services), bring U.S. experience and Vera's action-research approach to bear upon particular problems in the administration of British justice;

2) through sustained working relationships and through periodic visits to the U.S. by British criminal justice representatives, draw upon the relevant British experience, programs, procedures and research to devise innovative approaches to problems in the administration of American justice and, generally, facilitate the transfer of technologies between the jurisdiction; and

3) that this effort might reveal the possibilities and limitations peculiar to technology transfer models of this design.


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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 ...

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