Tag: criminal justice
Smoke SignalsOctober 2016
The director on what happens when Native American tradition collides with urban gang culture.
Martina Fouquet: The Racial Dynamics of Justice—When Life Imitates ArtAugust 2016
Reading the OJ Simpson trial through a novelistic lens.
Kenneth R. Rosen: The Case for ExpungementDecember 2015
Police records can haunt a lifetime, but they don’t have to.
Jen Manion: When White Liberals (and Black Elites) Make Things WorseOctober 2015
A historical perspective on language and the criminalization of African Americans.
Joe Sexton: The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice SystemOctober 2015
Girls make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country.
Joe Sexton: True or False, the Power of Confessions is GreatJanuary 2015
The Etan Patz murder trial is the latest test case for measuring the power of a confession, whether or not it’s actually true.
Janee Woods: A Different Kind of JusticeDecember 2014
Punitive justice won't bring back Michael Brown--or Eric Garner or Tamir Rice or Trayvon Martin or John Crawford. Why unraveling systemic racism starts with communities, not courts.
Amy Butcher: Why It’s Called A Life SentenceSeptember 2014
Kevin became interesting only after the night he walked me home, committed his crime, and called the police.
Sebastian Rotella: In U.S. Trial of Massacre Suspect, a Rare Chance for Guatemalan JusticeSeptember 2013
Following the federal trial of a former military officer from Guatemala’s 1982 civil war.
Joaquin Sapien: When Prosecutors Cross the LineAugust 2013
How New York City prosecutors have long-abused a powerful legal tool—the material witness order.
Joaquin Sapien: Objection OverruledJune 2013
Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.
Salar Abdoh: A Hanging at the House of ArtistsFebruary 2013
The public execution of two petty thieves sends a message to Tehran's artists and intellectuals. A dispatch from the gallows.