Law & Politics

Does a Wife Shortage in China Mean More Crime Too?

The authors of a new study look at the excess of single men due to the marriage market and gender imbalance in China as a cause of an increase in crime.

What’s Wrong with Illinois? A Conversation on Corruption with Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association

Good government advocate Andy Shaw discusses the roots of Illinois corruption, the current state of good governance, and suggests ways to clean up Illinois and Chicago politics.

Policy Radio | Governor Edward Rendell on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper speaks with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on working with all levels of government to improve policy and infrastructure.

Another Path: Can school-based gang prevention programs show youth a way out?

An evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. program, implemented as a school-based response to gang activity among youths, finds that students enrolled in the program are less likely than their peers to join gangs or have negative attitudes towards the police.

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Increase Adolescent Marijuana Abuse?

Researchers from the University of Florida College of Medicine find no discernable impact of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) on adolescent marijuana abuse.

Learned Behavior: With Parents in Prison, Do Children Develop Lasting Bad Health Habits?

With more and more parents in prison, what can we expect of their children’s health outcomes as adults?

Immigration ≠ Crime

The connection between crime and immigration is not as solid as is portrayed in the media.

Will Increasing Illegal Immigration Enforcement Reduce Crime In Your Neighborhood?

New research determines the link between illegal immigration and crime while examining the results of immigration enforcement policy on crime rates in Prince William County, Virginia.

Consequences of Juvenile Arrests on Education: How Law and Educational Policies Hurt More than Help

Adolescents who are arrested are more likely to drop out of high school and to fail to enroll in a four-year college.

Are We Reaching Young Women Most at Need in the Juvenile Justice System?

Why is the rate of juvenile delinquency falling less slowly for females than for males? The key may lie in understanding the diversity in the population?

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