Presentation Title

The Effects of Proposition 47

Presenter Information

Joe NossFollow

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Walsh

Start Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:45 PM

Location

15-1814

Session

Social Science 4

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this research project is to explore the effects of 2014’s Proposition 47 on crime rates across California. Using FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 and 2016, this project examines changes in Burglary, Larceny-theft, and Robbery rates within Riverside, San Bernardino, and LA Counties, comparing these counties’ changes with changes seen statewide. Because Proposition 47 changes were implemented only recently, this data analysis is also paired with interview data from law enforcement officials and district attorney representatives. Although it is too early to reach definitive conclusions, the changes in crime rates, along with the testimony from these officials, hint at some unwanted effects of the proposition that warrant further research. This project was researched through the Rose Institute for State and Local Government at Claremont Mckenna College

Summary of research results to be presented

Although it is only recent data, the changes in crime rates across California, especially in the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Riverside, have hinted at the possible ramifications of Proposition 47. The rises in property crime---especially burglary in Riverside---suggest a possible future trend emerging as a result of Proposition 47's effects on felony charges. At the same time, law enforcement officials, and district attorney representatives express that there have been direct ramifications of Proposition 47 in their respective fields. This topic warrants further investigation.

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Nov 18th, 1:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:45 PM

The Effects of Proposition 47

15-1814

The purpose of this research project is to explore the effects of 2014’s Proposition 47 on crime rates across California. Using FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 and 2016, this project examines changes in Burglary, Larceny-theft, and Robbery rates within Riverside, San Bernardino, and LA Counties, comparing these counties’ changes with changes seen statewide. Because Proposition 47 changes were implemented only recently, this data analysis is also paired with interview data from law enforcement officials and district attorney representatives. Although it is too early to reach definitive conclusions, the changes in crime rates, along with the testimony from these officials, hint at some unwanted effects of the proposition that warrant further research. This project was researched through the Rose Institute for State and Local Government at Claremont Mckenna College