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IS IT ART OR IS IT CRIME?
San Diego, CA – July 27, 2017. The Art | Crime Archive (ACA), the online archive of deviant art and creative criminality, announced today the launch of its new web-based platform: www.artcrimearchive.net.
“The Art | Crime Archive is a great space for artists, academics, students, or anyone interested in art and crime to post content and to engage in conversations about the shadow space where creativity and deviance overlap,” said Paul Kaplan, professor of criminology and ACA co-director said.
The ACA’s method involves locating, archiving, and studying visual, audio, and text artifacts that illuminate the cultural similarities between deviant art and criminal behaviors. The work product is a dynamic archive which can be configured and re-configured for a multiplicity of contexts — art exhibitions, academic presentations, community awareness panels, etc.
About the Art | Crime Archive
MEASURES FOR JUSTICE LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING DATA PORTAL THAT BRINGS NEW TRANSPARENCY TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
The Data Portal offers unprecedented transparency into local justice systems by collecting and analyzing criminal justice data and presenting them at the county level.
The Portal allows users to review and compare performance data within and across states, and to break them down by race/ethnicity; sex; indigent status; age; offense type; offense severity; and attorney type.
“The data are a treasure trove for communities that will now have access to reliable, informative, and comprehensive data about their criminal justice systems,” said Amy Bach, President and Executive Director, Measures for Justice. “Our Portal is intended to be a starting point for conversations about how to address the multiple issues facing the criminal justice system.”
The Data Portal launches with data from over 300 counties in six states: Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah, North Carolina, and Washington.
In addition, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining other funders to help support Measures for Justice’s goal of measuring 20 states by 2020. These funders include the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, Google.org, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
“It's a sad reality that in today's America there is no easy way to access the most basic criminal justice data from across the country. Better access to criminal justice data is important for informing efforts to make our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer—after all, you can’t solve a problem if you don't have the facts. We’re thrilled to be supporting Measures for Justice’s work.” – David Plouffe, President of Policy and Advocacy, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Data Portal comprises data that has been passed through 32 performance measures developed by some of the country’s most renowned criminologists and scholars. The measures address three primary objectives of criminal justice systems: Public Safety; Fair Process; Fiscal Responsibility.
“I can imagine a wide variety of uses for the data—the courts, the legislature, and law enforcement. It’s an extremely useful tool.” – Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
About Measures for Justice
About Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POLITICAL DISSENT SERIES
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