You Get What You Measure: New Performance Indicators Needed to Gauge Progress of Criminal Justice Reform

Jurisdictions across the United States are engaging in efforts to reform sentencing and corrections policies, with an aim of shrinking the footprint of the criminal justice system. As these reforms unfold, the makeup of correctional populations is shifting, both for facilities and for probation and parole agencies. This new paper, authored by Adam Gelb, calls for the development of new indices that provide an overall picture of the risk profile of people in prison and under community corrections supervision. MORE...