central park 5

In Exonerations, How You Communicate Matters

Which is more powerful: a good story, or a telling statistic? The success of the recent documentary on the Central Park 5  suggests effective storytelling can change public attitudes, but that might not be enough to change public policy, according to two scholars. 

Rachel Rollins

Why Rachael Rollins Makes Boston’s ‘Courthouse Regulars’ Nervous

Boston’s DA is under fire from critics, including the local press, for decisions that allegedly let “criminals off the hook.” In fact, she’s pursuing the vision of justice that won her election as a “progressive” prosecutor—and threatens defenders of the status quo, argues TCR’s legal columnist.

Rachel Rollins

Boston DA Rollins Under Fire for Dropping Cases

Less than six months into her tenure as Suffolk County district attorney in Boston, Rachael Rollins is making good on her promise not to prosecute certain “low-level” nonviolent offenses, but that’s put her in the crosshairs of opponents who say she is compromising public safety.