On Friday, VICE and HBO released a trailer for Fixing the System, an upcoming special on criminal justice in the US that will air on September 27. The special offers a panoramic perspective on crime and punishment, and will follow all...Show More Summary
The BBC reports that Scotland's criminal justice system has spared no expense in defending Ross Dunn, a low life scumbag who left a four-week-old baby girl with a fractured skull, broken leg and such severe ye damage that the child is now registered blind. Show More Summary
It's time we asked, do we care more about how we treat our citizens in the social justice system, or the effectiveness of police? The post Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate real crime; and starting very soon, the "newly formed Times Square unit," which will use taxpayer money...Show More Summary
"We, defense counsel for Officer Randall Wesley Kerrick would first like to thank the jury for its thoughtful deliberations in this case. Officer Kerrick and his family have always respected the criminal justice system that they have worked for their entire lives. Show More Summary
The above is a work-in-progress for a documentary film about rehabilitative theater with incarcerated young men of color called The Odyssey Project. "I wanted to tell the story of the criminal justice system" Iraq, the BP oil spill,Show More Summary
Widespread ear disease may be the missing piece of the puzzle in why Aboriginal people are over-represented in Australia’s criminal justice system. Jacqueline Krynda reports.
Technology that can improve criminal databases, remotely conducted criminal trials and help police officers stop autonomous cars can all aid the criminal justice system in the future. But a key to making full use of such emerging Internet-based tools will be resolving civil rights, privacy rights and cybersecurity issues.
This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. The scenario is all too familiar. Show More Summary
The "Entourage" actor is behind a new Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for the documentary, "Survivor's Guide to Prison"
"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders." At least that's what the intro to Law and Order states. Show More Summary
This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. On Aug. 26, Texas death row inmate Bernardo Tercero is scheduled to die by lethal injection. Show More Summary
The U.S. criminal justice system is in the spotlight. Presidential candidates are speaking out on reforms without hesitation. Each new disturbing video of a police encounter gone wrong — Sandra Bland’s arrest, Samuel DuBose’s shooting — brings a torrent of sympathy, fury, and calls for reform, often from voices new to the cause of criminal justice reform: Singer John...
In this age where vitriol is worth more political capital than sound policy, it is the rare issue that enjoys bipartisan support. Criminal justice is one such issue. The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political...Show More Summary
Some New York lawmakers have questioned whether the criminal justice system is giving them a fair shake. But an advantage they have over many criminal defendants is a pool of money they can tap to pay for defense lawyers.
The BBC reports that Scotland's criminal justice system has made an ass of itself yet again as our courts dismiss a case of alleged assault against a sitting Labour MP, Marie Rimmer, just because the word 'Glasgow' was missing from the charge sheet. Show More Summary
Sen. Lee wants to better match sentences with the severity of an offense to make system more “humane” and “effective.”
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday released a sweeping plan to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, a move that could set the bar for candidates from both parties as they seek to stake a claim on the issue. In...Show More Summary
This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. When Eric...Show More Summary
This week, as with every other week in 2015, and likely before, has been punctured with the loss of Black lives at the hands of police and the criminal justice system. Here are this week's stories on the harsh realities and glimmersShow More Summary