Faye Taxman How Corrections Systems Can Deter Future Crime

Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University talks with Vera director Michael Jacobson about how U.S. corrections systems can adopt practices to help reduce recidivism—a shift that will require substantive and cultural changes. This podcast is part of the 2011 Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series. Professor Taxman is the director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason and has published more than 125 articles. In 2008, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing recognized her as a Distinguished Scholar.


Women's Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County

Findings from Research with Women Detained in Buncombe County and Recommendations for Reducing the Use of Jail

This report presents an analysis of women’s experiences with the local criminal legal system in Buncombe County, North Carolina: their pathways into and out of the jail, their living conditions and concerns during detention, and their perspectives on how services and systems in the county can improve. This study occurred in September 2021 at a time ...

  • Jennifer Peirce, Tara Dhanraj Roden, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Elizabeth Swavola, Jesmeen Grewal
November 16, 2022

Understanding the Impact of New York Bail Reform

New York’s recent bail reform law, which was passed in April 2019 and amended on July 2, 2020, was expected to reduce the footprint of jail incarceration by limiting the use of money bail. The new law mandated pretrial release for the vast majority of nonviolent charges and required that judges consider a person’s ability to pay bail. A comprehens ...

  • Jaeok Kim, Quinn Hood, Elliot Connors, Cherrell Green, Alex Boldin, Shirin Purkayastha, Christopher Gernon
November 15, 2022