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Education and Public Safety

Aug 30, 2007

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This research brief by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) finds that states that invest more resources in education tend to have lower violent crime and incarceration rates. The report also highlights research that has found that an increase in graduation rates may have a positive impact on crime reduction. The brief also emphasizes the fact that communities of color are disproportionately plagued by a high risk of incarceration and lower educational attainment.

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