The International Criminal Court announced an arrest warrant for Putin and his children’s rights commissioner in March 2023, alleging the illegal abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.
We wanted to quantify what social factors increase a person’s chance of ending up in prison, and to use that to improve policy and reduce the harms and costs of incarceration.
Experts still disagree about why the US prison population has grown so much over the last few decades. But crime is only one part of the problem.
Mexico’s crime epidemic continues to worsen, as poverty and inequality also grow in the country.
Most prosecutors are elected in uncontested races across the country. But there are signs that the posts are becoming political hotbeds, placing more pressure on the criminal justice system.
Victims of violence are often retraumatized by a legal process that puts prosecuting the accused ahead of supporting the victim.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
You be the judge: just how wacky can jury decisions be?
Sam Uffindell experienced a form of forgiveness after assaulting a younger schoolboy 22 years ago. But this should be the norm under NZ’s child justice system, which is overdue for reform.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
A cornerstone of the First Step Act, passed with bipartisan support, is the PATTERN risk-assessment tool.
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery exemplifies the racial, often violent barriers still remaining in the US. The 25-year-old Black man was out for a jog. But three white men thought he was a criminal.
Three men who pursued a black jogger who died of a shotgun wound in the confrontation claim they were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.
Punishment for crimes allows a society to express its values, but a theorist of criminal law and punishment argues it could also reinforce prejudicial stereotypes about racial and ethnic groups.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
A youth group gives juvenile offenders a chance to advocate for change in the justice system.
While guilty people are more receptive to plea offers, innocent defendants can also see pleading guilty as an attractive option.
Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
The science behind today’s petition to pardon Kathleen Folbigg has been peer reviewed. Here’s what it says.
The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.