The entire criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Ledell Lee, whose execution was as part of the state's execution spree. Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a man years older than she was, drank and smoked through his pregnancy. Show More Summary
Victor Rios, a sociology professor at UC Santa Barbara, believes that positive change in the criminal justice system is possible only when authority figures stop placing labels on youth from underprivileged neighborhoods and show more empathy. “We shouldn’t label them as being ‘at risk,’ we should...
The phrase "criminal justice system" may conjure images of courtrooms, juries and prison. But "when justice is doled out, it increasingly impacts the pocketbook," according to Alexes Harris, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington.
The criminal justice system has been using guesswork dressed up as science to send people to jail.
On April 11, 2002, Cynthia Powell entered the criminal justice system for the first time in her life, for what could be the rest of her life. Two detectives for the Sunrise Police Department in Florida had arrested Powell in the parking...Show More Summary
Nebraska's prisons are bursting at the seams, and the state's legislature is struggling to fix the problem. Law makers held hearings on a series of bills on February 13, 2015 to address the overcrowded prison population. One proposed law would limit mandatory minimum sentences for several mid-level felonies such as distribution of cocaine or heroin. Show More Summary
The drug lab scandals in Massachusetts are the inevitable result of a system that is dedicated to punishment, not healing. This blog originally appeared on the ACLU of Massachusetts website. What state saddled its residents with 23,000...Show More Summary
SUMMARY Respectability Politics: "Until WE BLACK FOLKS POLICE OUR OWN KIND.....we have NO RIGHT to demand that THE WHITE FOLKS Police, Criminal Justice System, Employers, School Admissions Officers, Real Estate Agents view us AS IF WE WERE WHITE - in consideration of how they will engage with us in SOCIAL/ CIVIC collaborations. Show More Summary
Review Of The Juvenile Justice System Criminology Essay. Published: 23rd March, 2015 Last Edited: 23rd March, 2015. This essay has been submitted by a student. This paper examines juvenile and criminal justice policies and practices with respect to offenders who cross over from the juvenile to the criminal justice
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 9 The Asheville Citizen-Times on raising the age threshold for the adult criminal justice system: North Carolina is moving to stop putting … Click to Continue »
What’s gone wrong on our college campuses and how can we fix it? This past week, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald, a knowledgeable supporter of America’s criminal justice system and thoughtful critic of the Black Lives Matter...Show More Summary
According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, American prisons currently house more than 2.2 million individuals, a population roughly the size of Houston, Texas. This incarceration rate is staggeringly high—no other country in the world jails such a high proportion of its citizenry.
Remember jury trials, one of the hallmarks of the American justice system? You sure don't seem to see many of them around anymore. In 1962, for example, there were nearly 11,000 civil and criminal trials in federal courts, according to the ABA's "Litigation Online." By 1985, that number had......
Broad coalition launches awareness month to dismantle ‘second prison’ beyond bars. As Americans across the political spectrum work to reform the criminal justice system and reduce the record-high prison population, another issue hasShow More Summary
Observations The mast majority of offenders released from prison return to the criminal justice system based on arrests, convictions, and incarcerations. The crime upon conviction just doesn’t seem to make that much of a difference. Age upon release plus criminal history and possibly sex seem to be the main drivers of recidivism. Can prison rehabilitation or […]
Sexual Assault Toolbelt with Tatiana... 3:15 Tired of the criminal justice system constantly trying to destroy the evidence of your sexual assault? Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) introduces "The Sexual Assault Survivor's Utility Belt",...Show More Summary
Filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are aiming to uncover the complexities of America’s criminal justice system with their new Fox drama series “Shots Fired.” Starring Sanaa Lathan, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, Stephan...Show More Summary
El-P and Killer Mike are forced to participate in a rigged police lineup.
This commentary was published in partnership with the Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system. A prosperous farmer was convicted of murdering two people, then granted a second trial on newly discovered evidence, and ultimately acquitted. Show More Summary
When the NFL decided in the aftermath of the Ray Rice case to disregard the machinations of the criminal justice system in lieu of its own investigations, the league expanded its reach over all players considerably. The NFL Players Association has now warned player agents of the manner in which the league’s powers could be…