Announcing our new Research Director: Carl Moody

23 Nov , 2018  

John Whitley recently stopped being our research director to take over as  chief financial officer of the US Army in the Trump Administration. It was quite a loss for us, as John had been with us since the CPRC was founded. Fortunately, Carl Moody has joined us as our new research director.…


ABC’s The Rookie making the false claim you can get a felony record for simple possession of a small amount of Marijuana

23 Nov , 2018   Video

Do you think that you can spend more than a year in jail for just simple marijuana possession of a small amount of the drug? Well, ABC’s new show The Rookie wants you to believe that is the case (Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Season 1, Episode 5). But it couldn’t be further from the truth.…


Prison Sentence Lengths for Arizona

23 Nov , 2018  

Earlier this year we completed a detailed evaluation of 38 years of prison data for Arizona.


In this edition of Prisoners in Arizona we provide an update to the findings of the previous report published in June of 2014. That report covered a wide range of inmate-related subjects with an emphasis on trends in inmate characteristics.



New CPRC Research: Mass Public Shootings are much higher in the rest of the world and increasing much more quickly

22 Nov , 2018  

Executive Summary

The U.S. is well below the world average in terms of the number of mass public shootings, and the global increase over time has been much bigger than for the United States.

Over the 18 years from 1998 to 2015, our list contains 2,354 attacks and at least 4,880 shooters outside the United States and 53 attacks and 57 shooters within our country.

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In the Chicago Tribune: On comparing mass public shooting rates across countries and the danger of gun-free zones

21 Nov , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Chicago Tribune on our new updated research on comparing mass public shooting rates across countries. The research that this op-ed is based on is available here (please download it).  The piece in the Tribune starts this way:

“This doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet,” said California’s Gov.-elect


On the One America News Network: Study: Mass Shootings Less Frequent in the US

20 Nov , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to One America News’ John Hines about our research on mass public shootings around the world.

(Monday, October 22, 2018)


Bloomberg’s Everytown former Research Director hired by New York Times to cover gun control issues

20 Nov , 2018  

Bloomberg’s Everytown former Research Director, Ted Alcorn, is now covering public health & safety reporting, obviously including gun control issues, for the New York Times. Does the New York Times think that hiring an activist like this helps with people’s impression that they have a lot of bias on gun control issues?…



Another Mass Public shooting in yet another gun-free zone: Chicago’s Mercy Hospital

19 Nov , 2018  

A police officer and two others were murdered at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital today. One person was killed outside the hospital and the other two were killed inside it. The killer, Juan Lopez, was himself killed, though it isn’t yet clear if he took his own life or was killed by police.…



Interview with Mexico’s EnlaceJudio about terrorist attacks against Jews and others

19 Nov , 2018   Video

Mexico’s EnlaceJudio describes our interview this way: “How Israel has changed its strategy to combat terrorism, allowing more people to carry weapons in a covert manner. Interview in the City of Ideas.”


Illinois Association of School Boards barely defeats arming teachers 53% to 47%

18 Nov , 2018  

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Illinois Association of School Boards barely defeats arming teachers 53% to 47%.

Members of the Illinois Association of School Boards voted Saturday against a resolution that would give school districts the option to train and arm staff.

The resolution failed 203-179. . . .

The resolution was mostly supported by rural districts that were concerned about emergency response time and their ability to hire resource officers, the statement said.