Funding http://nhpr.org en Drug Courts In A State Of Funding Flux http://nhpr.org/post/drug-courts-state-funding-flux <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s important to note, firstly, that the cost of incarcerating someone in state prison is about $</span>32k<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and in county jails about $</span>35k<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Experts say that ideally, drug courts operate on a budget that has a per capita cost of about $</span>8-12k<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Any less than that and participants may not be getting enough supervision or critical aid in education, transportation, medication etc. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:29:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 47300 at http://nhpr.org Political Science Under Attack http://nhpr.org/post/political-science-under-attack <p>Two weeks ago, Congress passed a continuing budget resolution that included an amendment to cease all funding of political science research. Currently, Poly-Sci gets about ten million dollars a year in support from the national science foundation. In a recent <a href="http://www.psmag.com/blogs/seth-masket/congress-nsf-political-science-budget-54283/" target="_blank">series of posts</a> on <em>Pacific Standard</em>, <strong>Seth Masket</strong>, political scientist at the University of Denver, says his field has become a new political punching bag. We’ve asked Seth on to tell us why…and why he thinks such research matters.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:37:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25118 at http://nhpr.org Political Science Under Attack The 'I' in Innovation? http://nhpr.org/post/i-innovation <p>Do individuals really change the world, or is there a team behind the technology?</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:16:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5891 at http://nhpr.org The 'I' in Innovation? Power to the People http://nhpr.org/post/power-people <p>Corporate funding may be soon a thing of the past for politicians. We take a look at how "Citizens United" may be encouraging progressive groups to take a more grassroots approach.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:40:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1637 at http://nhpr.org Power to the People