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National Court-Tracking Pioneer Gets $100K Bronfman Prize

Amy Bach of Measures for Justice was recognized for her organization’s work tracking the performance of the criminal justice system at the county level, Her work has already prompted a new law on data transparency in Florida, an effort that backers are seeking to replicate in California and other states.

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Criminal Justice Journalism Wins Pulitzer Prizes

Reporting by the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on mass shootings won awards. Another winner was Hannah Dreier of ProPublica for a series on a crackdown on the MS-13 gang that also won a John Jay College of Criminal Justice prize this year.

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Experts Plan Major Research Project on Reducing Police Shootings

Two decades after Amadou Diallo was killed by four New York City police officers in the wrongful belief he carried a gun, fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians continues to mire U.S.police agencies in controversy. Criminologists are planning a new set of studies to examine why–and offer solutions.