“criminal-justice” Charts

US Imprisons More Citizens Than Any Other Nation »

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 24% of the world's prisoner population, while only…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 429
Score: 11

Judges approve more parole after eating; reject when tired »

Parole judges are more lenient when fresh and well fed. As sessions progress, parole is more likely to be denied.…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 151
Score: 7

Criminal Re-offense Rate Reveals Ineffectual Prison System »

The US constitutes only 5% of the global human population, yet houses a quarter of the world's prison population. With…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 171
Score: 6

Public Overwhelmingly Agrees: Prisons Are Impotent »

A recent Pew study found widespread support across party, age, and ethnic groups for shorter sentences and alternatives to incarceration…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 203
Score: 5

Why Are So Many Young Black Men Behind Bars? »

This chart shows the estimated number of male inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 157
Score: 5

The Prison-Industrial Complex »

The number of people incarcerated in private prisons grew by 1,664% from 1990—2009. Meanwhile, the two largest private prison companies,…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 201
Score: 4

Standing Your Ground Against Justice: Murders Increase 300% »

In the five years before Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law took effect, there was an average 32.6 justifiable-homicides annually, with…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 341
Score: 3

Black Weed Offenders 300% More Likely Imprisoned »

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that, in California, blacks were imprisoned at 13x the rate of non-black…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 339
Score: 3

How Many Men You Know Have Been to Prison? »

The sad truth is, the racial makeup of the community you grew up in may have a lot to do…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 123
Score: 2

Justifiable Homicides, by Race »

Justifiable homicides are homicides in which the killer is found to have acted lawfully, as in instances of self-defense. For…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 596
Score: 2

Driving While Black (and Brown): Highway Searches by Race »

Ostensibly, it would seem race has little effect on the likelihood of a person being stopped by the police while…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 148
Score: 2

Mental Illness Finds a Cruel Home »

In 2012, the estimated number or people with a severe mental illness in prison or jail in the U.S. was…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 91
Score: 1

What Does Prison Best Prepare You For? »

Americans released from prison are rearrested at shockingly high rates. One reason for this is employment discrimination, which makes it…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 235
Score: 1

Is Prison Just For Punishment? 3-in-4 Ex-Convicts Rearrested »

While the US incarcerates a significantly higher proportion of its population than any other country, our imprisonment system is utterly…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 179

Death Penalties Among Top Executors »

Although many countries have abolished capital punishment, it is still common internationally. China tops the list of the ten highest…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 64

Thousands Endure This Awful Punishment—But Change Is Coming »

In the U.S., an estimated 25,000 people are held in supermax prisons, totally isolated for up to 24 hours a…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 186

Justifiable Murder All the Rage with 'Stand Your Ground' »

As Stand-Your-Ground laws become more popular throughout the Union, so too does claiming self-defense to justify committed homicide. Particularly unsettling,…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 79

Wrongful Convictions: Main Causes for Miscarriage of Justice »

Exonerations, where a convicted criminal is later proven innocent, have increased significantly in recent decades. From 1973-1988 (15 years), 35…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 390

Looking Deathworthy? Perceptions Cloud Justice in Sentencing »

The degree to which a black defendant is perceived as "Black" in appearance, based on preconceived stereotypes, substantially affects the…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 133

Wiretapping Increases 250% in Last Decade, Local Police Lead »

From 2002-2012, wiretap applications rose by 250%. Previously mainly utilized by federal agents, local police are increasingly, aggressively, utilizing intercepts.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 89

Do Federal Social Programs Work? »

Per-capita spending on federal social programs has increased significantly since the 1960s, but do these programs work? Based on a…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 91