Felony Case Preparation Project Executive Summary and Introduction


This is a c.1982 interim research report by Vera on an effort by the New York City Police Department to address a perceived shortfall in the indictment, conviction, and incarceration rates in felony arrest cases. In this experiment, in collaboration with the Bronx District Attorney's Office, immediate post-arrest investigations of felony arrests were intended to change the dispositional patterns in targeted experimental precincts and, from a law enforcement perspective, improve them.


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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