The victories of the Civil Rights era have been undermined by the systemic bias that perpetuates mass incarceration and the unequal treatment by courts, police and corrections of people of color, two prominent scholars told the American Society of Criminology Thursday.
Many school districts are spending money on fortifying school buildings at the expense of hiring counselors and psychologists, University of Virginia Prof. Dewey Cornell tells criminologists. He urges more emphasis on prevention.
The new agency created by three Washington DC organizations is designed to collect and promote research on victims. Congressional staff members handling justice issues want more than anecdotes about victims, asking, “Where are the data?”
A physician makes the argument that the hashtag war between doctors and the NRA signals more than just another culture-war feud. It’s a sign, she writes, that public-heath arguments will win the gun-control debate.
Police departments are increasingly turning to the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, a central catalog of more than three million detailed images of spent shell casings, to hunt down suspects and not just to help prosecutors win convictions after an arrest.
A group of New York state lawmakers is seeking support for a bill that would require all jails and prisons in the state to offer medication-assisted treatment to curb opioid overdose deaths of former prisoners released to the streets with cravings left intact by traditional abstinence therapy.
Days after a speedy Illinois State Police exoneration of a local police officer who shot and killed a security guard in a bar melee, an eyewitness who worked with the victim has contradicted key elements of the official version of events.
Oregon releases people found not guilty by reason of insanity from supervision and treatment more quickly than nearly every other state in the nation, but they commit far more crimes after their release than the state has previously led the public to believe, a news investigation has found.
In the wake of Jeff Sessions’ departure from the Justice Department, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging the Trump administration to resume federal oversight of troubled police departments and reinstate the Justice Department’s community policing office.