Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
Racial barriers that existed in the free world were toppled as black and white convicts competed for the Top Hand Prize.
Australian jurisdictions should enact permanent solutions to juvenile justice crises that replace large and ineffective youth prisons with a safer, more decent alternative.
As prison populations rise this hidden issue is only making things worse.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
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.
Standards for prenatal care for incarcerated women vary from state to state, and when care is available, the quality might not be adequate.
Even though mental illness is consistently associated with criminal behavior, these conditions are largely undertreated in our prison system.
'Terrorism incubators'? The truth is far more complex.
The screen is as close as many people get to experiencing prison. But do these dramas offer a realistic insight into life behind bars?
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
With the rate of suicide on the rise, it's time to train law enforcement officials to recognize the signs of mental illness.
Not only does capital punishment not deter crime but it's more expensive than keeping a convicted murderer in prison for life.
It's time to end discrimination in employment by getting rid of the box that asks applications to disclose convictions or arrests.
When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
The US is facing a silent crisis on prison probation, and the UK is following its lead.
The days of prison, an 18th-century industrial institution, as the justice system's dominant form of punishment may be numbered. Electronic monitoring of offenders is one promising alternative.