November 23, 2012

A Red Herring

Marijuana Arrestees Do Not Become Violent Felons

Summary
Recommendations
To New York City Elected and Law Enforcement Officials
Research Design
Demographics of the Group Under Study
I. New York State Marijuana Laws
Marijuana Arrests and Use in New York City
Marijuana Arrests and Public Safety
II. Findings
Arrests
Subsequent Convictions
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Methodological Appendix
Study Summary & New York State Sealing Laws
Data
Definition of the MJACD 03-04 Cohort
Criminal Convictions
Violent Felony Definition
Injurious Misdemeanor Definition