A recent study published in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity about shooting victims in Chicago found Black people killed in predominantly Black neighborhoods in the city in 2016 received roughly half as much news coverage as white people killed in majority white neighborhoods, and were less likely to be discussed as “multifaceted, complex people.”
Police forces across America should adopt national standards for certification and training to ensure officers are exposed to the most relevant and contemporary research and practice regardless of whether they work in big cities or small towns, a Council of Criminal Justice task force on policing said Thursday.
While the pandemic has created a serious global health and economic crisis, it has also stoked the flames of hatred against people of Asian descent. A case study of Italy blamed right-wing rhetoric and media for a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes after February, 2020.
A report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics sums up data provided by attorneys general in 43 states, Washington D.C. and three territories on enforcement of their human trafficking laws in 2018, the last year for which data is available.
The number of millionaires audited by the Internal Revenue Service dropped by 72 percent over the past eight years, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The likely reason: budget cuts imposed by Congress on an agency everyone loves to hate.
In its annual report, the U.S. Sentencing Commission said that although the pandemic reduced the number of cases heard in federal courts, the immigration docket increased again in 2020—and despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse his predecessor’s hardline policies, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported an uptick in undocumented immigrants turned over to federal authorities last month.
Courts now accept that young people should be treated differently by the justice system. It’s time to apply the same principles of humane sentencing to adults, as many other countries do, argues a McGill University law professor.
Less than two years after Canada passed legislation promising to end solitary confinement in federal prisons, the Correctional Services of Canada began a new practice — Structured Intervention Units (SIUs) — which experts say in a new report is no different than the detrimental confinement practices now outlawed.