Report

State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons

April 14, 2011
PEW Center for the States
 
This report from the PEW Center for the States evaluated national prison recidivism rates and found New Jersey to be among a small group of states making progress in reducing prison recidivism rates.  Six states, (Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, and Utah) reduced their rates of recidivism by more than 10 percent.  New Jersey reduced its recidivism rate by 11.4 percent between 1999 and 2007.  The report also found that New Jersey had reduced its crime rate at the same time it was reducing its incarceration rate.

An Analysis of Alternatives to New York City's Current Marijuana Arrest and Detention Policy

October 6, 2007
Bruce D. Johnson, Andrew Golub and Eloise Dunlap
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

Marijuana Arrest Crusade, Racial Bias and Police Policy in New York City: 1997 – 2007

April 1, 2008
Harry G. Levine and Deborah Peterson Small
New York Civil Liberties Union

Marijuana in New York: Arrests, Usage, and Related Data

November 5, 2009
Jon Gettman
The Bulletin of Cannabis Reform

Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research: Report to the California Legislature (2010)

February 11, 2010
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California

This report was submitted in response to the California legislature passing and Governor Gray Davis signing SB847, which commissioned the University of California to establish a scientific research program to expand the public scientific knowledge on purported therapeutic usages of marijuana.

The Price and Purity of Illicit Drugs: 1981 - 2007

October 1, 2008
Institute for Defense Analyses
Commissioned by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Government data indicates that the retail price of marijuana has remained steady over a five year period from 2003 to 2007.

Altered State? Assessing How Marijuana Legalization in California Could Influence Marijuana Consumption and Public Budgets

Beau Kilmer, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter H. Reuter

To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization in California, RAND researchers constructed a model based on a series of estimates of current consumption, current and future prices, how responsive use is to price changes, taxes levied and possibly evaded, and the aggregation of nonprice effects (such as a change in stigma).

Marijuana Arrests in the United States (2007)

November 5, 2009
Jon Gettman

This report provides an overview to a vast amount of data reported in the Marijuana Policy Almanac

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