police

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

Beyond Mass Incarceration

How the deleterious effects of the drug wars go far beyond just those who end up in prison, from stop-and-frisk to the use of police informants.

By Jonathan Blanks

The Police Who Prey on Victims

Exposing sexual violence toward women should include exposing the sometimes abhorrent behaviors of those supposedly protecting these victims.

By Jonathan Blanks

Why Police Still Need Monitoring

And what Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn't get about the great achievements of the DOJ he is inheriting.

By Roy L. Austin, Jr.

How Bad Will Trump Be for Civil Rights?

Decades of “door-closing” have restricted citizens’ ability to protect their rights through the legal system. A new piece in The American Prospect shows just how bad it could get.

By Nathan Pippenger