Criminal Law

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

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

Who Gets to Define the Crime?

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

How Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement Grew

Scholars argue changing global attitudes and U.S. legal culture have impacted white-collar prosecutions.

The Case for Regulating After Harms Occur

Scholar argues that society is best off when regulators punish violations after the fact.

The Need for a Trauma-Informed Approach to Female Incarceration

Given the growing number of female prisoners, our incarceration system needs to focus more on women’s needs.

The Troubling Issues Regarding Police Use of Force

As the debate surrounding police force continues, new practices can address this pressing issue.

Reviewing Police Use of Force Through Root Cause Analysis

More agencies are embracing a new kind of review focused on preventing future errors, rather than placing blame.

The Future of Police Reform Under the Trump Administration

Insights gleaned from past federal enforcement efforts can inform future locally driven improvements.

Regulating Police Use of Force

Scholars, activists, and other criminal justice experts address possible legal responses to excessive police force.

Supreme Court Hands Down Sentence on Errors in Sentencing

Supreme Court reviews remedy for errors in sentencing range calculations.

Corruption and Government

In the fight against government corruption, administrative law can be a powerful tool.