Mike Mueller-Smith presents the first research from the CJARS project at the NBER Summer Institute during the week of July 22, 2019. The research, “Inequalities in U.S. Criminal Justice and Economic Outcomes,” is joint work with Keith Finlay of the U.S. Census Bureau. The work highlights the new measures of criminal justice contact made possible with the CJARS data infrastructure and the data linkage resources at the Census Bureau.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the CJARS project a major data infrastructure grant. The proposal, “RIDIR: Developing and Deploying the Criminal Justice Administrative Records System”, was awarded as part of the Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR) program. The grant will fund CJARS data infrastructure development for four years, and accelerate the opening of CJARS as a widely available research resources through the Federal Statistical Research Data Center network.