Toward Stability and Safety: Experiences of People with Old Criminal Records
12 December 2022
19 3 Introduction and Executive Summary In June 2020, the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) commissioned a survey of the experiences of Americans impacted by crime and incarceration, to understand who they are and what they need in order to be safe. [...] The federal government can help states with the process of updating their data and information systems by providing some incentives and TOWARD STABILITY AND SAFETY: EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE WITH OLD CRIMINAL RECORDS | 13 fiscal support to make the change. [...] TOWARD STABILITY AND SAFETY: EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE WITH OLD CRIMINAL RECORDS | 19 Endnotes 1 The Brennan Center’s Report explains potential duplication in its estimation of the number of people with a misdemeanor conviction. [...] Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics: pdf/18upr9yfup0514.pdf 15 The table estimates of the number of individuals with a past arrest record, nationally and for select states, in 2020 represents an updated figure of the number and rate of Americans nationally and in each state who have an arrest record. [...] The method of estimating the number of adults nationwide who have an arrest record has been frequently cited in academic and peer reviewed literature (for example, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Economic Inquiry), by lawmakers, and policy organizations.