Minor Crimes, Major Challenges

Police enforcement of minor crimes contributes to clogged courts and may exacerbate racial tensions, write John Jay President Jeremy Travis and associate professor of psychology Preeti Chauhan. Last Friday, John Jay College announced the creation of a data-driven research network aimed at helping policymakers and law enforcement authorities explore different approaches.

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.

Addiction and the Next Attorney General

The nation’s devastating opioid ftepidemic should be high on the list of topics raised at the confirmation hearings for AG-designate Jeff Sessions. Here’s how Sessions could rise to the challenge.