Bond reform in the U.S. has come up again and again in recent years as a quick, relatively easy way to remove inequities from our legal system. How does the current bond apparatus work against people accused of crimes?
The law is alive, and responds dramatically to changes in our interpretation of it. When people's guilt or innocence of a crime is in question, we can't make those changes carelessly.
Harvey Weinstein's trial has brought into focus a part of the criminal justice process that many people wonder about: the wide ranges of prison terms that are available to judges at sentencing. Let's have a look at why this is the case.
Felons in the U.S. are subject to the loss of voting rights for various amounts of time following conviction. Read on to learn about the basics of felony disenfranchisement: where it comes from, whom it affects, and how it might change in the future.
For police departments, the benefits of equipping officers with body cameras are well worth the initial expense. These cameras are good not only for members of the public but also for the officers themselves, and they also help us justly resolve criminal cases after the fact.
Many people, including former and current law enforcement officers whose opinions on the matter should be taken seriously, have put forward the idea of ending America's war on drugs outright. We explore that idea here.