Law & Politics

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?

Confronting an Unseen Problem: Abuse and Its Long-Term Effects on Incarcerated Juveniles

A new study suggests widespread abuses in detention facilities for juveniles are associated with a host of negative long-term effects, from post-traumatic stress to criminal involvement.

The Conflict Between Religious Freedom and American Sensitivity to Islam

Research shows the number of hate groups within an area can influence the power dynamic of Islamic religious groups, their relationship with the local government, and an elected official’s response to such controversies.

Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and the Struggle for Equality in Guyana

Simona Broomes is leading the fight against human trafficking and forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.

The State of the Union in Brief

To encourage evidence-based policy, CPR lists some of the most relevant research on President Obama's policy proposals in the State of the Union.

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