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Guns and Crime: Archives

Congress Should Act to Make Criminal Justice Reform History

Prisoner in isolation cell in WisconsinThe effects of mass incarceration ripple across the United States and affect all Americans. Congress should seize the historic opportunity to begin to repair the U.S. criminal justice system.

by Todd A. Cox | Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Long, Reenergized Fight to Improve Policing in Baltimore

Baltimore police and protestersAs recent events place Baltimore’s history of racial tension and institutional discrimination at the center of public attention, a new report outlines a path for police reform.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Toward Trust

Baltimore police officer book_alt2 icon Report Baltimore activists offer six ideas to make the Baltimore Police Department more accountable, transparent, and effective at preventing and solving serious crimes.

by Ben Jealous | Thursday, October 15, 2015

Point of Entry

Teacher in class book_alt2 icon Report The disciplinary use of suspension and expulsion for the nation’s youngest students—particularly African American students—has long-term damaging effects on children, as well as society as a whole.

by Maryam Adamu and Lauren Hogan | Thursday, October 8, 2015

All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records

PA state capitol article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.

| Monday, June 22, 2015

Infographic: Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers in Delaware

Allowing domestic abusers to have easy access to guns has tragic consequences for women in Delaware.

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Bureau and the Bureau

DeSoto book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

by Chelsea Parsons and Arkadi Gerney | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How Gun Violence Affects Dating Partners

article icon Fact Sheet Gun violence in an intimate partner context remains unacceptably high in the United States, and the burden of this violence frequently falls on people in dating relationships.

by Lauren Speigel | Friday, February 27, 2015

Fact Sheets: Federal Legislative Gun Issues

Gun rackWhile the United States has some federal laws designed to prevent gun violence, these laws have significant gaps that allow dangerous people to have easy access to guns.

by Lauren Speigel and Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In the Crosshairs

article icon Issue Brief Women in Nevada face rates of gun homicide that are among the highest in the nation. State leaders need to take action to ensure that dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers do not have easy access to firearms.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Lauren Speigel | Thursday, January 22, 2015

4 Ideas That Could Begin to Reform the Criminal Justice System and Improve Police-Community Relations

article icon Issue Brief There are concrete lessons to learn and ideas to implement that could turn a moment of anger and frustration into an opportunity to make positive change in our criminal justice system.

by Michele L. Jawando and Chelsea Parsons | Thursday, December 18, 2014

One Strike and You’re Out

man climbs stairs book_alt2 icon Report A criminal record can be a lifelong barrier to economic security and mobility—with adverse effects on families, communities, and our entire economy. The United States must craft policies to ensure that Americans with criminal records have a fair shot at a decent life for themselves and their families.

by Rebecca Vallas and Sharon Dietrich | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State

initiative 594 article icon Issue Brief There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

by Chelsea Parsons and Lauren Speigel | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.

by Chelsea Parsons, Lauren Speigel, Lindsey Zwicker | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Assault Weapons Revisited

gun book_alt2 icon Report Twenty years after the enactment of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after it was allowed to expire, it is time to consider new ideas for regulating uniquely dangerous firearms.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, September 12, 2014