Released Prisoners More Likely to Suffer Early Death, Georgia State Study Finds

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore.

Former prisoners are more likely to die early from infectious and respiratory diseases,… more »

Study Challenges Assumptions about Street Criminals and Religion

ATLANTA – Serious criminals co-opt religious doctrine to permit, and even encourage, their illicit activity, a Georgia State University study shows.

“Offenders in our study overwhelmingly professed a belief in God and identified themselves with a particular religion, but they also regularly engaged in serious crimes,” said Topalli, an associate professor in Georgia State’s Andrew… more »

Georgia State Receives $4.8 Million Grant To Enhance Well-Being of Kids of Drug Court Participants

ATLANTA — Georgia State University has received a $4.8 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a project that will better the lives of children and families of substance-abusing individuals who receive treatment through the DeKalb County Drug Court.

Daniel Whitaker of the Institute of Public Health and… more »