Approximately one in six veterans struggles with substance abuse, and 20 percent show signs of mental health issues or cognitive impairments, previous research has shown. These risk factors, combined with a lack of resources, could be contributing to an increase of veterans entering the criminal justice system, according to a report. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul delivered a fervent plea Wednesday to expand the Republican Party and make the GOP more compassionate toward those "who aren't treated fairly by the criminal justice system," noting African-Americans and Hispanics in particular. Show More Summary
Two stars from Real Housewives of New Jersey are facing the harsh reality of the criminal justice system. Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to several counts of various types of fraud and failing to pay taxes. The Bravolebrities reportedly acted composed while admitting their guilt in the Newark federal criminal courtroom. Show More Summary
Robert A. Ferguson’s new book Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment explores the unusual cruelty and vengefulness in our criminal justice system. Andrew Cohen praises the book for positing “that America needs a fundamentally revised...Show More Summary
Sadly, you could write an entire blog site on the way the UK's criminal justice system operates and here's another example - this time about the manner in which courts respond to violence against women. Now 18 months in prison seemsShow More Summary
On March 31, 2011, the opening day of baseball at Dodger Stadium, four San Francisco Giants fans, all paramedics, were there to cheer on their team. As they left the stadium, in the parking lot, one of them, Bryan Stow, was attacked...Show More Summary
By pleading guilty to alcohol-related reckless driving at a time when he was facing DUI charges, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch avoided more stringent potential sanctions under the criminal justice system. But Lynch now risks an enhanced sanction under league rules. If Lynch had pleaded guilty to or been convicted of DUI, he would have…
This film shows how a crime is processed through the criminal justice system from beginning to end has been launched on police.uk. Viewers hear from a Police Constable, a Crime Scene Investigator and Detective Inspector all describing their role in the burglary investigation. The film helps provide context to the data on the police.uk website. […]
FEW Czechs dispute that corruption is a problem. Yet the criminal justice system has done poorly in dealing with high-level cases, creating the impression of a climate of impunity at the top. Now Petr Ne?as, a former prime minister, has become by far the most senior figure to face corruption charges since the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Show More Summary
Over the past six months, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have made a series of moves indicating that they are serious about reducing mass incarceration and fixing our broken criminal justice system. And it is worth pointing...Show More Summary
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants a group of 11 states to restore voting rights to their ex-felons, as part of his imitative to fix flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disproportionate effect on minority groups, The Associated Press reports.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news startup that will cover the American criminal justice system. "It was a combination of the subject matter and the prospect of building something from scratch," that drew him to the Project, Keller said. Although...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.
The criminal justice system in this country is not flawless enough for capital punishment.
It seems like ambitious new journalism projects are everywhere these days. The announcement that former New York Times editor Bill Keller will lead a nonprofit startup covering the criminal justice system arrived just as Pierre Omidyar's...Show More Summary
Mr. Keller, an Op-Ed columnist who was executive editor of The Times from 2003 to 2011, will be editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the criminal justice system.
The Justice Department is preparing to eliminate legal distinctions between straight and same-sex couples in the federal criminal justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday, ensuring that gay Americans have the same rights as heterosexual couples when filing bankruptcy, testifying in court or visiting partners in prison. Show More Summary
My campaign to have some sanity brought into the way the criminal justice system deals with manslaughter or culpable homicide, as it's also known, is stepping up a gear with the news report from the BBC web site. The drunk driver ofShow More Summary
Most of you all reading this blog do not live in a "Mission Accomplished Metro Area" like Atlanta.I am here to tell you that when it comes to irrefutable evidence that "BLACK PEOPLE ARE 100% EQUAL" and thus when they have POWER theyShow More Summary
To my mind it's a bad thing that Scotland's criminal justice system is so completely dominated by the mindset of professional lawyers - like other public services such as schools and the NHS, for example, the balance between 'consumer' and 'producer' interests is out of kilter, if you ask me. Show More Summary