criminal justice

Can the Police Really Change?

The answer is, they must—or risk the full destruction of their credibility.

By Jonathan Blanks

Our False Promise of Justice

From the prosecutorial state to prison to reentry, we perpetuate unending cycles of dehumanizing punishment. Enough.

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan

Policing the Police

A Justice Department veteran talks about consent decrees—the police monitoring tool the Trump Administration has given up on.

By Christy Lopez

Crime and Misdemeanors

Even minor offenses like failure to pay parking tickets lead to abusive treatment of millions of Americans.

By Jonathan Blanks

Criminally Confidential

In reforming our criminal justice system, we must pay greater attention to one oft-neglected issue: the distorted use of criminal informants.

By Jonathan Blanks