Criminal Justice Policy Initiative

The Criminal Justice Policy Initiative is dedicated to producing high quality research and timely analysis of criminal justice policy issues in Michigan. The Initiative examines the three major criminal justice institutions — law enforcement agencies, the court system, and the corrections department — to help stakeholders make sound decisions about public safety.

Latest Articles

Criminal Justice Reforms Signed Into Law, More Left to Do

Enacting some long-overdue reforms should pave the way to pass several others this year … more

Two Good Reasons to Stop Licensing

Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms For Michigan

After four long years of debate, change has finally arrived … more

A Glimmer of Hope for Job-Seeking Ex-Offenders

Corrections Department could hire former prisoners under proposed bill … more

How ‘Good Character’ Provisions Create Bad Outcomes

Barriers to employment can prevent some prisoners from reintegrating successfully … more

Wasting No Time on Criminal Justice Reform

Senate introduces some important proposals on day one of 2017 session … more

Roseville Man Becomes Facebook Famous, and Criminally Liable, for Warming His Car

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for leaving running vehicle unattended, police chief says … more

Legislature Reins In Judges’ Power to Deny Parole

A prisoner’s chances at parole can no longer be rejected by a random judge … more