Criminal Justice System

A Regulated Plea Deal or No Deal

A Regulated Plea Deal or No Deal

Scholar argues that plea bargaining in the United States needs stronger regulations to save the criminal justice system.

Closing the Criminal Justice System’s Racial Wealth Gap

Closing the Criminal Justice System’s Racial Wealth Gap

Report proposes regulatory solutions to redress economic harms faced by individuals with criminal records.

Supervision as Family Separation

Supervision as Family Separation

Scholar argues that criminal supervision alternatives to incarceration too often lead to family separation.

Refocusing Deportation Law

Refocusing Deportation Law

Scholar argues that prioritizing noncitizens convicted of crimes for deportation is unjustified.

Administrative Barriers to Decarceration

Administrative Barriers to Decarceration

Scholars discuss how administrative failures block incarcerated people from accessing relief.

Addressing an Algorithmic PATTERN of Bias

Addressing an Algorithmic PATTERN of Bias

The Justice Department pledges to address racial bias in an algorithm that determines early release.

The Viral Injustice of HIV Criminalization

The Viral Injustice of HIV Criminalization

Scholar argues that HIV criminalization laws should be replaced with public health policies.

Criminalizing Pregnancy Loss

Criminalizing Pregnancy Loss

Laws that impose criminal penalties for pregnancy loss regulate the conduct of pregnant people.

Ending the Virtual School-to-Prison Pipeline

Ending the Virtual School-to-Prison Pipeline

Civil rights attorney examines legal issues presented by virtual school disciplinary policies.

The Magnification of Arrest Information

The Magnification of Arrest Information

Scholar shows that regulatory bodies use arrests as informational proxies—but that this use has its costs.

Reversing a Midnight Expansion of the Death Penalty

Reversing a Midnight Expansion of the Death Penalty

The Biden Administration is expected to withdraw last-minute Trump Administration death penalty regulation.

Federal Court Involvement in Supervised Release

Federal Court Involvement in Supervised Release

Study indicates a vital judicial role in overseeing defendants’ reentry following prison.