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Nearly Half of Us Kids Live in Homes With Criminal Justice Involvement

July 5, 2022


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According to a new U-M study, 4 in 10 children in the United States grow up in homes where a parent or residing adult is involved in the criminal justice system. Michael Mueller-Smith, assistant professor of economics and a faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, notes that the adult or parent has faced at least one criminal charge, was convicted of a felony or spent time in prison. The faculty expert further highlights the impact on future generations.


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