A Criminal Justice System Under Stress A Study of the Disposition of Felony Arrests in New York City


Why do so few arrests lead to convictions? In an effort to understand what happens between arrest and disposition, Vera collected data on 2,000 felony arrests during 1971 and conducted in-depth interviews on 400 cases disposed in 1973. The results reveal many insights into the effectiveness of urban criminal courts.


Compassion, Not Confinement

How States and Localities Can Help Ensure Humane Housing for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Awaiting Family Reunification

In the first five months of 2021, about 65,000 children were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after arriving in the United States unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These children come to the United States seeking protection, stability, and a chance to reunite with their families, but are instead processed at federa ...

  • Shaina Aber, Lauren Esterle, Derek Loh
June 16, 2021