Christian Sheckler of the South Bend Tribune and Ken Armstrong of ProPublica explain how they used public records to spotlight problems within the Elkhart, Indiana criminal justice system.
After the passage of California’s Proposition 47, which reduced criminal penalties for drug possession, felony drug arrest rates declined and racial disparities among these arrests decreased.
Opioid users referred for treatment by the criminal justice system were 10 times less likely to receive evidence-based treatments such as methadone than those referred by other sources.
Because federal judges wield significant power, they are at the core of a president’s legacy. We explain how they are chosen and confirmed.
2016 study in the American Economic Review estimates how legalizing marijuana nationally would impact tax returns and consumption.
2015 article in which law professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza analyzes the efforts of Latin American courts to challenge amnesty laws and prosecute human rights violations.
A 2015 study published in Behavioral Sciences and the Law examines the relationship between psychological "identification" and acts of targeted violence, including school shootings and terrorism