Hands of different colors behind bars

Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color. By Nazgol Ghandnoosh, PhD (Research Analyst, The Sentencing Project) “When you think about people who break into homes and businesses, approximately what percent would you say are black?” White Americans who responded to this survey question in 2010 […]

5 Social Justice-Themed Sessions We Loved at APA Convention

By Efua Andoh (PI Communications Staff) The 2013 APA Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii wrapped up over the weekend. Our colleagues at the APA Convention blog were furiously documenting a wide swath of sessions and events on topics ranging from assisting the wrongfully incarcerated to why Americans are reluctant to discuss race. Here is a rundown of […]

Child's hands holding prison bars

5 Essential Reasons to Keep Kids Out of Adult Jails

By Kerry Bolger, PhD (Public Interest Government Relations Office) Federal law protects children in the juvenile justice system from being held in adult jails.  But did you know that, on a typical day in America, over 7,500 children are locked up in adult jails? That’s because federal protections to keep kids out of adult jails and […]