The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
The University of Michigan's Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson explains why Americans must demand better access to the nation's prisons.
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
In his first year of office, Trump's immigration policy will likely focus not on building an expensive wall, but rather on the work that earned Obama the nickname 'Deporter in Chief.'
Homeless children charged in NSW with a criminal offence who are unable to meet bail conditions are being kept in custody. It's due, in part, to a well-meant but flawed section of the Bail Act.
Is forensic science an oxymoron? A new White House report suggests there are major issues with many of the forensic disciplines used to convict defendants of crimes in the U.S.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
A doctor has been convicted of abusing vulnerable women in his care – because a court finally decided to listen to their stories.
Children in care are criminalised too early – and don't receive the support they need.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
Scotland is about to greatly expand its use of tags to have more prisoners serve sentences in their homes and communities.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
We all like to think we are free agents and have huge degrees of agency. But, in reality, our health reflects the environments we live in.
There's a concern that images posted on social media run the risk of disrupting the accurate identification of people allegedly involved in a crime.
Do Americans view all youth as equally 'innocent'? A historian takes us back to the movement that led to unequal treatment of black and white youth in the justice system.
Case management from nurses combined with peer coaching from ex-offenders helps recently released parolees avoid the behavior that got them locked up in the first place.
A few high-profile cases of jail inmates who committed suicide reveal only a fraction of the problem. NYU expert digs into why jail suicides may be on the rise -- again.