Jessica Smith is a professor within the UNC School of Government and director of the Criminal Justice Innovation Lab. Her decades-long career at Carolina has evolved alongside the state’s criminal justice system, which she has helped transform using an evidence-based formula for reform.
Experts at the UNC School of Government have developed tools to help determine the long-term consequences of a criminal record
If you're sentenced to life in prison, you might eventually be released through parole. But what are the chances a prisoner with a life sentence will actually get parole? A UNC researcher dug through years of data to find out.
UNC researchers are helping Warren County officials find ways to boost local business without sacrificing their rural quality of life.
Jamie Markham created a mobile app to help N.C. prosecutors, lawyers, and judges determine the correct sentences for criminal offenders.