It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has taken the lives of many. A new study conducted by criminal justice professor Jamie Flexon and her colleagues Lisa Stolzenberg and Stewart D’Alessio examines this epidemic through the lens of recent cannabis laws and their effect on opioid use.
The study, entitled "Low Self-Control and Environmental Harm: A Theoretical Perspective and Empirical Test," appears in the American Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. Meldrum and Dr. Pires collaborated with the students to produce the study.
The report presents findings pertaining to racial and ethnic disparities across five decision points: case charging, changes in charge severity from arrest to charging, disposition type, changes in charge severity from charging to conviction, and sentencing.
Florida International University and Loyola University Chicago are hosting the fifth national meeting of prosecutors, policy experts and researchers in Miami, on February 27, 2020. The meeting is organized as part of the Data Informed Prosecution Project.
The 2020 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference is being held in San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.
The 2020 American Society of Criminology Annual Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. at Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis. The theme for this year's conference is "Crime and Justice Theory and Research: Thinking Outside the Box."
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