Criminal Justice System

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.

Pennsylvania’s Misguided Sentencing Risk-Assessment Reform

Pennsylvania’s Misguided Sentencing Risk-Assessment Reform

New risk-forecasting tool reinforces racial disparities and emphasizes future risk in criminal sentencing.

Police Departments Adopt Automated DNA Testing

Police Departments Adopt Automated DNA Testing

Rapid DNA technology expands law enforcement’s ability to test samples, but also raises privacy concerns.

Sex Workers Fight for Safe Conditions After Being Taken Offline

Sex Workers Fight for Safe Conditions After Being Taken Offline

A new law targets online sex trafficking, but critics worry about the consequences for sex workers’ safety.

Who Gets to Define the Crime?

Who Gets to Define the Crime?

A case challenging sex offender registration could revive the long-slumbering nondelegation doctrine.

Evaluating the Grand Bargain

Evaluating the Grand Bargain

Triaging serious cases and simplifying criminal procedure could raise significant risks.