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Prosecuting Rapists

My first lesson about sex-crimes prosecution was that perpetrators were not the only enemy. There is a large, more or less hidden population of what I later came to call collaborators within the criminal justice system. Whether if comes...Show More Summary

Analysis: Trump's demand for AG Jeff Sessions to investigate Hillary Clinton crosses ethical line

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

Trump's insistence that his Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigate Hillary Clinton may represent an attempt to manipulate the criminal justice system.        

What O.J. Simpson can teach us about parole

The marathon murder trial of O.J. Simpson in 1995 educated a generation of Americans about the criminal justice system. Now it’s time for O.J. The Sequel, as the former football star faces a Nevada parole hearing in a bid to win release after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for robbery...

Community Roots: A Short-Lived Diversion Program Steers East African Youth Away from the Criminal Justice System

"When we invest in community, the result is so much greater." by Ana Sofia Knauf T segaye Gebru remembers the autumn he spent sitting down with angst-filled East African teenagers. "Why do you do this?" he asked the kids, some of whom had been caught shoplifting by the police. Show More Summary

Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin Emerges as Champion of Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican and the first female governor in a staunchly conservative state, is emerging as one of the most outspoken champions in her party of overhauling the criminal justice system. At a conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., on the explosion of the women’s prison population, Ms. Fallin promoted efforts in her […]

Monetary Sovereigns, Monetary Subjects: Modern Money & The Criminal Legal System

On the connection between money, and in particular monetary sovereignity, and the criminal justice system.

New justice system is ‘procedural hell’

One year after Mexico’s new criminal justice system went into effect, National Security Commissioner Renato Sales says it has descended into a “procedural hell” that has led to an increase FULL STORY The post New justice system is ‘procedural hell’ appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

NY Times:Supreme Court May Use Tax Case To Narrow Definition Of 'Obstruction'

New York Times DealBook: What Constitutes Obstruction? A Tax Case May Narrow the Definition, by Peter J. Henning (Wayne State): Prosecutors have enormous discretion in the American criminal justice system, aided greatly by catchall provisions in statutes. Congress often adopts broadly worded laws to catch a wide range of conduct,...

Enforcement of Toll Road Fines is “Clogging up” Victoria’s Courts”

The Age reports, “More than seven out of 10 toll road fines end up with the driver entering the criminal justice system, an Age analysis has revealed. The courts “can no longer cope” with enforcing the infringements, say legal advocates. Show More Summary

Amid opioid epidemic, Vivitrol finds success marketing to judges and jailers

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

The biotech company Alkermes is finding success marketing its opioid-abuse drug Vivitrol to the criminal justice system. But some physicians fear the company’s tactics are contributing to a stigma surrounding competing treatments that have been researched more extensively.

Latinos In The U.S And The Road To Prison: The New Logic Of The Criminal Justice System

The American Mentality: Ideas of Crime and Punishment While the mentality of the criminal justice system is power, control

Criminologists Who Make Excuses For Criminals

The criminal justice system's failure to provide justice was inevitable, given the deterministic premises of its modern architects. Criminologists Wilson and Herrnstein explained, "The modern liberal position on criminal justice is rehabilitative,...Show More Summary

China bans use of torture, forced confessions -- again

Chinese police and prosecutors are banned from using torture to obtain evidence under rules released Tuesday, in the latest attempt to curb forced confessions in the country's criminal justice system. Confessions obtained through torture, threats and illegal detention are inadmissable in court, the Supreme Court said on its website. Show More Summary

"Many Americans — possibly most — think the criminal justice system is fair. Nearly 63 million..."

“ Many Americans — possibly most — think the criminal justice system is fair. Nearly 63 million Americans elected a president who rejects the idea that there is a systemic war against black people and accepts the idea that there is a systemic war against cops. Show More Summary

At Least Seven States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor’s Mansions and Capitol Buildings

last monthNews : Truthdig

By Celisa Calacal / AlterNet A clause in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution provides a legal loophole that allows the continued legality of slavery within the criminal justice system.

Sally Yates torches Jeff Sessions’ disturbing new plan to incarcerate low-level drug offenders

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates says it’s time to “move past campaign-style rhetoric” on the issue of criminal justice system reform. Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump after serving in the Justice Department for 28 years, penned a scathing op-ed in the...

A Harvard mathematician reveals how algorithms are making police and the courts more biased

Cathy O'Neil, a self-proclaimed math nerd and author of "Weapons of Math Destruction" explains how police data leads to bias in the criminal justice system. Following is a transcript of the video. O'NEIL: We don't actually collect data on crime, we collect the data that the police collect. Show More Summary

Giving People a Second Chance with California's Marijuana Legalization Law

64 is retroactively reducing or eliminating people's records and changing their lives. I am what you call a policy wonk. I work to end the war on drugs and dismantle the criminal justice system through polices based on health and human rights. Show More Summary

Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System

Last week, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs released a comprehensive report on how to reduce the strain on Canada's clogged courtrooms. "Canada’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Delays inShow More Summary

Texting Suicide Trial: Will Guilty Verdict in Michelle Carter Case Change Laws For Good?

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Can words kill? And who else might find the criminal justice system bearing down on them now because of words less morally bankrupt than Michelle Carter’s?

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