Experiments in the Criminal Justice System (1967)


In this 1967 essay, Herb Sturz, Vera Director discusses Vera's concerns and activities, its pilot-project approach to problems, with an emphasis on New York City. The contents are substantively equivalent to VR#1014: Testimony of Herb Sturz before the Ribicoff Committee, Federal Role in Urban Affairs Hearing.


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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