Category: Criminal Justice
A higher number of children are abducted by family members in the United States than previously thought. A new study suggests mothers and female relatives are most often the perpetrators.
A new study looks at who gets the most visitors in prison. Younger inmates receive more than older ones. White and Latino prisoners get nearly twice as many visitors as black prisoners.
This explainer helps journalists understand what DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is and how the program impacts local communities and undocumented immigrants.
A new study suggests most people who earn money illegally do it by selling drugs and earn less than $1,500 a week, on average.
Because federal judges wield significant power, they are at the core of a president’s legacy. We explain how they are chosen and confirmed.
The transfer of surplus military equipment to American police forces has divided communities. New research says it reduces crime.
Do private prisons save money? At what cost to inmates and society? We review the research on a host of related policy questions.
Raising the sales tax on alcoholic beverages leads to fewer crashes with injuries involving drivers who have been drinking. A new study suggests a higher sales tax had the biggest impact on drivers aged 15 to 20 years.
A new study suggests a link between certain facial features and the severity of the punishment a judge assigns to felony crime.
This collection of research studies and reports looks at child deaths in hot vehicles, including how the conditions inside automobiles contribute to heat stroke and death.