New study finds that prosecuting non-violent misdemeanors significantly raises the odds for rearrest

Misdemeanor charges make up over 80 percent of the criminal cases processed across the nation. More specifically, every year approximately 13 million Americans are charged for misdemeanor offenses. In the last few years, however, a new brand of reform-minded district attorneys have been dialing back many of these low level┬áprosecutions, reasoning that, from a cost/benefit … Continue reading New study finds that prosecuting non-violent misdemeanors significantly raises the odds for rearrest