It can be perilous in the digital age for journalists to offend the powerful, rich and litigious. Lawyer and
Fortune staff writer Jeff John Roberts offers advice for journalists and journalism faculty.
2016 study published in
Criminology that looks at how perceptions of racial bias in the criminal justice system are affected by neighborhood attitudes and negative interactions with police.
2015 research roundup analyzing data related to deaths of suspects in police custody and looking at the academic literature that speaks to problematic or risky restraint tactics.
2015 study published in the
Journal of Criminal Justice that looks at gender disparities in pretrial release and in jail sentencing decisions.
2015 study examines whether cases authored by black federal district judges are overturned on appeal more often than those from white judges and the reasons such disparities might exist.
2015 study in the
American Law and Economics Review examining the relationship between the intensity of media coverage in courts and the monetary awards of cases in the state systems.
2015 report from American University on risks for documentary filmmakers relating to personal safety, lawsuits and legal troubles, insurance and more.
2015 report from the Congressional Research Service detailing key issues relating to virtual currencies, related trends and unanswered questions.
2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
2014 study by Yale examining recent scholarship on the effectiveness of “stop, question and frisk” and how it affects public perceptions of and interactions with the police.