Author Archives: Melissa Muller

The Crime Funnel

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government presents its first comprehensive analysis of crime and criminal justice in the United States in our first report on the Crime Funnel Project. A crime funnel is a succinct way to display the likelihood that the commission of a crime will result in an arrest, a felony… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Comparison of Offense Types in Urban Counties

In 1994 California voters enacted the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” initiative in response to the murder of Kimber Reynolds. Spearheaded by Reynolds’ father, the initiative focused on imposing life sentences for crimes if the defendant had two prior convictions that fell under California Penal Code definitions of “serious” or “violent.” Although this initiative passed… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Urban vs. Rural Counties Analysis

The Three Strikes Law, originally titled Three Strikes and You’re Out, was passed by California voters in 1994 with an overwhelming majority. The law attempted to isolate career criminals by imposing lifetime sentences for conviction of their second or third offenses. Under the law, offenders with one serious or violent felony conviction would face a… Continue Reading

Three Strikes Analysis: Strike Population by Offense

In 1994, California voters enacted the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” initiative in response to the murder of Kimber Reynolds. Spearheaded by Reynolds’ father, the initiative focused on imposing life sentences for crimes if the defendant had two prior convictions that fell under California Penal Code de nitions of “serious” or “violent.” Although this initiative… Continue Reading

Presidential Primaries in California

On June 7, 2016, voters in California will weigh in on the presidential race during the state’s Republican and Democratic primaries. California’s presidential primary has historically attracted little attention because it takes place so late in the primary season. This year, however, as the races for both the Democratic and Republican nominations remain contested, the… Continue Reading

Inland Empire Outlook: A Conversation with the OIAA Board

By Tim Plummer ’17 The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) was formed in 2012, the result of a Joint Powers Agreement between San Bernardino County and the City of Ontario. Since its formation, its principal task has been to negotiate the transfer of control from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) back to Ontario, a goal… Continue Reading

Inland Empire Outlook: Logistics Flies High

By Tyler Finn ’17 Ontario International Airport is the fifteenth busiest cargo airport in the United States. It is home to the UPS Western Region hub, encompassing 13 states, for both air and trucking operations. In addition to serving intra-regional traffic, the ONT hub also links to UPS’s global hub in Louisville, Kentucky. UPS has… Continue Reading