Impact of Race and Culture Assessments can reduce the overrepresentation of Black people in the justice system.
Higher jail mortality is related to jail turnover rates and demographics.
Research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets and judges impose more fines when their city gets the money and when the budget is tight.
Escapes are rare, and overshadow the security breaches going on inside prisons every day.
‘I no longer exist, I have become a construct of their imagination. It is the ultimate act of dehumanisation.’
This new play by Suzie Miller, the one-time lawyer who wrote Prima Facie, ventures into dark places few want to confront.
As a dangerous offender, Paul Bernardo is unlikely to ever be released from custody after 30 years behind bars — even after his transfer to a medium-security prison.
What does ‘justice reinvestment’ mean in practice? Who makes funding decisions? To find out more, we consulted Aboriginal communities in Bourke, Moree and Mount Druitt.
Those determining bail must reflect on their own beliefs and show restraint as they determine risk to avoid relying on false racist narratives. So should those calling for bail reform.
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.
To protect communities, we must improve the likelihood that accused people can comply with their bail conditions by offering greater support on several fronts, from social services to law enforcement.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
A central repository system offers practical solutions to reducing the large number of awaiting-trial inmates in Nigeria.
Modern DNA sampling is shockingly sensitive – you can get someone’s profile from just 80 cells.
People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s potential elevation to the highest court in the land.
Statistics on rape and sexual assault show an abysmal prosecution rate, and that cases can drag on for years.
A cornerstone of the First Step Act, passed with bipartisan support, is the PATTERN risk-assessment tool.