Police playing politics with criminal justice measures

March 2017

Charis Kubrin and Carroll Seron, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, are featured in The Orange County Register for their research on AB109. Their research contradicts assumptions made by police enforcement about AB109 causing California to be less safe.

From The Orange County Register:

Despite the assertions of McDonnell, Piper and Stone, there’s no evidence, beyond highly publicized outliers, that AB109 has made Californians less safe overall, particularly with respect to violent crimes. Research by University of California, Irvine professors Charis Kubrin and Carroll Seron and the Public Policy Institute of California has found relatively little impact on crime.

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