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School Exclusion Policies Stigmatize Arrested Teens and Contribute to Educational Failure, New Study Shows

“Zero- tolerance” policies that rely heavily on suspensions and expulsions hinder teens who have been arrested from completing high school or pursuing a college degree, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.

Home Foreclosure Symptom, Not Cause for Increased Crime Rates, Research Shows

High levels of foreclosures in a community do not independently lead to increased crime rates, as previously believed, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Moving Away Lowers Re-incarceration Risk for Parolees

Relocation substantially lowers the likelihood of re-incarceration for parolees, according to new research at The University of Texas at Austin. Using the occurrence of Hurricane Katrina—which ravaged numerous neighborhoods throughout the Louisiana Gulf Coast-as a natural experiment, David Kirk, sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin, was able to examine how consequential a change…   » Continue Reading