Assessment and Forecast of Trends in the Jail Population for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Assessment and Forecast of Trends in the Jail Population for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Funded by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the purpose of this project is to examine current and past trends in Leon County’s jail population and forecast future levels of incarceration. This project also examines trends in bookings, releases, and time spent in the jail—all factors that influence the jail population. The findings of this project will provide greater understanding of past, current, and future trends in the jail population and assist Leon County in planning, budgeting, and developing policies.

Contacts:

Principal Investigator: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology

Co-PI: William Bales, Professor of Criminology

Project Manager: Dr. George Pesta

Graduate Student: JW Andrew Ranson

Dates: June 23, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Funding Amount: $9,581