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An Algorithm Cannot Protect Constitutional Rights

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

Dershowitz on Baltimore: ‘Don’t Use the Criminal Justice System to Solve Racial Problems’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Alan Dershowitz told Megyn Kelly tonight that he has a serious problem with how the entire Freddie Gray case has been handled in Baltimore.

Virtual Reality Research Aims to Transport Jurors to Crime Scenes

The hype and promise surrounding virtual reality is spilling into the criminal justice system.

The Criminal Justice System Is Broken and Trans People Are Suffering

While the world is obsessed with bathroom usage, transgender men and women are struggling for survival in the country's prisons and detention centers.

We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

State Governments Use Racially Biased Software to Predict Crimes

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton couldn’t be more wrong: No, the U.S. doesn’t have an “under-incarceration problem”

Cotton must grasp the deplorable reality of for-profit prisons and the defects of the U.S. criminal justice system

Tom Cotton Thinks America Isn't Locking Enough People Up

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Rethinking Criminal Justice

"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 Supreme Court Just Seriously Undermined Your Right to a Speedy Trial 

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

JUSTICE FOR MURDERED 9 MONTH OLD BABY IN DEKALB COUNTY: The Killing Was A "Gang Hit" And The 'Shot Caller' Has Been Indicted

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

SHOTS FIRED Preview: First Look at Fox’s New Dramatic Event Series

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 […]

Insider Trading: The Unknowable Crime

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

Barring Prisoners From Voting Undermines Democracy

last weekNews : Truthdig

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.

Canada's Youngest Triple Killer Gains Her Freedom

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

Race Matters: South African Judge Says Black People Raping Women Is A The Cultural “Pastime” In Facebook Rant

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 Nation of Second Chances, Except for Immigrants

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

Spring Awakening

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

U.S. Department Of Education Tells Colleges To Reconsider Asking Applicants About Criminal Justice Records

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.

This 27-year-old is going to prison for life because his fiancée OD’d

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

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