What would the world be like without rules and regulations? We'd experience chaos on the roadways, anarchy in our schools, a criminal justice system run amok. In short, we'd stop functioning as a society. In the workplace, management puts rules in place to keep the organization running efficiently. Show More Summary
Without a reliable breathalyzer-style test, the criminal justice system is still trying to make sense of an increasingly pot-friendly USA.
Remember that we extensively discussed the idiotic and immoral raid on baby Bou Bou’s house in search of someone who wasn’t there? The horrible and inept “criminal justice system” didn’t even hold the people who perpetrated that evil act accountable for it. A grand jury couldn’t even convince themselves that they should have continued legal […]
Despite the widespread lender fraud endemic to the foreclosure crisis, nary a Wall Street Big Wig felt the wrath of the criminal justice system. But just in time for Obama’s Third Term, the Feds are giving financiers the business. The NYT credits the hiring of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who “created new guidelines for […]
Before moving into the White House, Barack Obama described the war on drugs as "an utter failure," candidly discussed his own youthful drug use, criticized our excessively punitive criminal justice system, called for the decriminalization of marijuana, and rejected federal interference with state-authorized medical use of the plant. Show More Summary
People are fascinated by the use of forensic science to solve crimes. Any science can be forensic when used in the criminal and civil justice system – biology, genetics and chemistry have been applied in this way.
I went to law school partly to reduce the shock of seeing our criminal justice system up close. With Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions running the show, things could get even worse.
SHOWTIME Sports® announced a powerful new documentary, PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom, which examines a controversial practice in Thailand’s criminal justice system whereby inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. Show More Summary
Harvard Law Review: Criminal justice reform has been a focus of my entire career — even since before my time at the Harvard Law Review. As a community organizer, I saw firsthand how our criminal justice system exacerbates inequality. It takes young people who made mistakes no worse than my own and traps them in […]
The president returns to his roots at the Harvard Law Review, writing an article about progress his administration made in reforming the system.
With 15 days left in office, President Barack Obama urged future presidents to continue building on his administration’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system in an article published in … Click to Continue »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Thursday, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system — and the challenges that remain for the next administration. [...]Show More Summary
President Barack Obama is seeking to leave a legacy of second chances in the criminal justice system as President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for attorney general appear ready to take a tougher approach to law enforcement.
The United States has "much work to be done" to reform the criminal justice system and humanize the prison system, President Barack Obama said Thursday in a Harvard Law Review article. In the 56-page article, the president defends his...Show More Summary
His commentary on the role of presidents in reforming the criminal justice system appears in the Harvard Law Review
New law would close loophole created by District’s unique local-federal split in its criminal justice system.
People involved the cops despite not agreeing “with all aspects of the criminal justice system.”
By Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland 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. Show More Summary
A White House council has declared junk science all too common in the criminal justice system, but the Department of Justice is refusing to implement recommendations that would increase safeguards against scientifically invalid testimony...Show More Summary
On any school day, one in ten African American children has a parent behind bars; African American children are six times as likely as white children to have had an imprisoned parent.