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The Crime Funnel

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

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

A Luncheon with California Treasurer John Chiang

A Luncheon with California Treasurer John Chiang

California Treasurer John Chiang spoke with assembled students and faculty in a luncheon discussion, jointly hosted by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Kravis Leadership Institute, on April 23, 2016. Mr. Chiang was the California State Controller from 2007 to 2015 and a member of the California Board of Equalization from… Continue Reading

Rose Institute Launches New Society for Alumni

Rose Institute Launches New Society for Alumni

This year, the Rose Institute is establishing a society for its alumni. Over the past four decades, more than 400 outstanding Claremont McKenna College students have worked as research assistants at the Institute before moving on to accomplish great things in the wider world. As a group, our alumni are highly loyal to the “Rose… Continue Reading

Presidential Primaries in California

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

Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control

Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control

On Friday, March 4, 2016, The Inland Empire Center for Economics and Public Policy (a joint venture of Rose Institute of State and Local Government and Lowe Institute of Political Economy) hosted “Envisioning a New Ontario Airport: A Conference on the Future of Ontario Airport Under Local Control.” The new CEO of Ontario International Airport… Continue Reading