Statement of Michael Smith Before the Subcommittee on Crime of the House Committee of the Judiciary and Employment Opportunities


This 1981 statement explores the question of whether employment is an antidote for crime, discusses the complexity of the issue, and the varying effectiveness of different employment strategies in discouraging criminal behavior.


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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