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Medical Marijuana Use and Diversion: Prevalence and Correlates from an At-Risk Sample

The current study seeks to explore these issues through an examination of the prevalence of medical marijuana use and diversion of medical marijuana among adults in an at-risk sample, with a specific focus on identifying the factors that are related...Read more
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Evaluating the Impact of Officer Worn Body Cameras in the Phoenix Police Department

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through the SMART Policing Initiative (SPI), awarded the Phoenix Police Department $500,000 to purchase, deploy and evaluate police body worn cameras. The design and implementation of the project included the...Read more

Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence

The goal of this publication is to provide law enforcement agencies, researchers, and other interested parties with a comprehensive, objective resource that describes the key issues to consider with the technology, that outlines the perceived...Read more
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Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona

Although prior research has identified negative consequences from marijuana use, some states are legalizing marijuana for medical use due to its medical utility. In 2010, the State of Arizona passed medical marijuana legislation, yet, to date,...Read more
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AARIN: Maricopa County Attorney's Office Report: Veterans in the Arrestee Population

This report seeks to address the knowledge gap in understanding the relationship between combat-related conditions such as PTSD and TBI and involvement in the criminal justice system, through an examination of 1,370 recently booked arrestees in...Read more

AARIN: Maricopa County Sherrif's Office Central Intake Booking Process Report 2013

This report provides the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) with information on the perceptions and experiences of recently booked arrestees at the 4th Avenue Central Intake facility for the purpose of providing MCSO management and staff an...Read more

A Case Study of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act: Reforming the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

Research examining the long-term impacts of federal interventions under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act on correctional institutions has been scant. The result has been a failure to understand the sustainability of reforms aimed at...Read more

Police Innovation: Enhancing Research and Analysis Capacity through Smart Policing

Much research has been done on innovations in policing over the past few decades. However, little research has been done on the Smart Policing Initiative, the latest innovation in economically and financially effective crime prevention and reduction...Read more

Examining Gang Social Network Structure And Criminal Behavior

The current study examines the social structure of local street gangs in Glendale, Arizona. Literature on gang organization has come to different conclusions about gang organization, largely based on the methodology used. One consistent finding from...Read more
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AARIN: Maricopa County Attorney's Office Report on the Scope and Nature of the Gang Problem Among the Arrestee Population

The purpose of this report is to use data from a sample of recently booked arrestees in Maricopa County to examine the scope and nature of Maricopa County’s gang problem. In particular, this report supplements data presented in the bi-annual report...Read more