Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $35,000)
This grant is funded under NIJ's Data Resources Program, which supports secondary analysis using National Archive of Criminal Justice Data; the FY2010 solicitation prioritized research on sentencing and other Federal criminal case processing. This project examines inter-district variation in and predictors of prosecutorial decisionmaking in Federal court cases, and differences in dismissals, charging, and sentence outcomes. Analyses will be based on felony case data compiled by linking U.S. Marshals Service arrest data, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts charging data, and U.S. Sentencing Commission sentencing data; this will be supplemented by district-level and community indicators such as U.S. Census and Uniform Crime Reports data. (Note death penalty cases are excluded.) Work products include reports and data with documentation that will further adjudication research, policy and practice.
- Improving Strategies for Investigating & Prosecuting Hate Crimes: A National Yet Local Approach
- Species Identification in Forensic Casework using Proteomics
- Assessing the impact of treatment quality, matching and dosage on juvenile justice outcomes among a statewide sample of youth with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders