In an effort to bring more standardized decision-making to our criminal justice system, many courts have turned to "risk assessment tools" to determine whether and under what conditions an accused should be released before trial. But,...Show More Summary
Alan Dershowitz told Megyn Kelly tonight that he has a serious problem with how the entire Freddie Gray case has been handled in Baltimore.
The hype and promise surrounding virtual reality is spilling into the criminal justice system.
While the world is obsessed with bathroom usage, transgender men and women are struggling for survival in the country's prisons and detention centers.
In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems rank, classify, associate or filter...
We all know there’s a racial disparity in US criminal prosecutions—but imagine if a computer algorithm was being used to insert even more bias into the criminal justice system. According to a damning new report from ProPublica, that’s exactly what’s happening in many states around the country. Read more...
Cotton must grasp the deplorable reality of for-profit prisons and the defects of the U.S. criminal justice system
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is criticizing efforts to reform America's criminal justice system, arguing on Thursday that the country actually has an "under-incarceration problem" -- despite having the world's largest prison population. Cotton...Show More Summary
"For over forty years our criminal justice system has over-relied on punishment, policing, incarceration and detention. This has ushered in an age of mass incarceration. This era is marked by sentencing policies that lead to racially...Show More Summary
The American criminal justice system doesn’t really do trials any more. Sure, a handful of defendants—fewer than 5 percent—take their case to court to try to beat charges, but the overwhelming majority of the accused simply enter into a plea bargain with a prosecutor. Show More Summary
THANK YOU LAW ENFORCEMENT AND 'CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM' OF DEKALB COUNTY GEORGIA. WITHOUT YOUR DOGGED WORK IN REPUDIATING THIS HEINOUS BEHAVIOR THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF AT LEAST 5 BLACK PEOPLE ENGAGED IN GANG RETRIBUTION MURDERS - THOSE...Show More Summary
Fox is delving into the criminal justice system with the new midseason events series SHOTS FIRED. The 10 hour mini series focuses on an African-American police officer who kills an unarmed white college student in a small North Carolina town. Before the town can start processing this event, the neglected murder of an African-American teen […]
Under our criminal justice system, ignorance of the law is no defense. But what if the law is undefined? Or what if it seems to change with every new case that’s brought? What if unelected judges (with life tenure) started to invent...Show More Summary
In most states, their first-hand experience with the criminal justice system can’t be part of the political debate on how to reform it.
A 22-year-old Canadian woman, who at 12 years old became the youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada, has been freed from the criminal justice system. The woman, known only as J.R. because Canada's Youth...Show More Summary
South African Judge Believes The Black Men Rape Women As A Cultural Pastime This story that we came across in the WashingtonPost suggests that perhaps those in power as part of the criminal justice system need to be reevaluated… Sou...
A robust public conversation is currently unfolding led by the formerly incarcerated and seized by President Obama himself to reflect on our current criminal justice system and the lasting stigma and damage it causes those who have been...Show More Summary
The power exercised by private wealth in this country is all pervasive. It shows up in every walk of life: education, health care, housing, employment, the criminal justice system, and of course in politics. But as the gap between the privileged few and everyone else has become a yawning chasm, an oppositional movement has come to life. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Education has suggestions for how the admissions process can be less biased toward students involved in the justice system. The post U.S. Department Of Education Tells Colleges To Reconsider Asking Applicants About Criminal Justice Records appeared first on ThinkProgress.
At every level of the criminal justice system, from patrol cops to judges, there’s an increased push for a more humane approach to drug use—treating addiction where it exists instead of shoveling drug users into America’s overcrowded jails and prisons. This article was originally published by The...