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Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy

A brief from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy outlines an increasing demand for and uptake of evidence-based approaches to policymaking, especially in the federal government. More

Study Finds Precincts with More Minorities Experienced Longer Voting Lines in 2012

Precincts with fewer poll workers and voting machines and more minorities experienced longer voting lines in the 2012 presidential election, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU. More

Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Justice System

Reports from the Council of State Governments Justice Center offer state and local governments recommendations to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. More

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Public Policies

A new online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various programs as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.  More

Book Maps Possibilities at the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience

A book released by The MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is designed to be the definitive reference for judges, lawyers, and students on the intersection of law and neuroscience. More