Psychiatrists: When Do They Have a ‘Duty to Warn’?

A conversation with a psychiatrist is traditionally given the same status of “privilege” as a conversation with a lawyer, a physician or a priest–except when there is a specific threat. But should doctors take steps to protect someone that a patient hasn’t overtly threatened?

Minor Crimes, Major Challenges

Aggressive police enforcement of misdemeanor crimes is a major reason for clogged courts and racial tensions. A research network announced yesterday at John Jay College to study data from seven cities is aimed at helping policymakers and law enforcement authorities explore different approaches.

Corporate Crime in the Age of Trump

The president’s pledge to do a “big number” on Dodd-Frank legislation won’t open the door to more financial chicanery. That door was never closed, says an expert on multinational corporate crime.

In Criminal Justice, the “Simple” Solutions Are Usually Wrong

Innocent citizens who have experienced the violent impact of systemic failures in criminal justice deserve better than analyses that focus “blame” on individual players. As the medical and aviation fields have long known, “who” failed is less important than “why” things failed.

Want to Reform Policing in Your City? Here’s How

As Donald Trump takes office after campaigning on a “law and order” agenda, police reformers will increasingly focus on pushing for change at local levels. Finding the mayors and city council members who can drive that change should be their top priority.