Criminal Law

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.

Solving Brazil’s Bribery Scandals

Brazilian prosecutors hope to curb corruption with new laws—but critics say they go too far.

The Shift to Prosecuting Companies Instead of Individuals

Federal prosecutors have made a subtle but important shift over the last 30 years to prosecuting companies and institutions.

Potential Reasons for the Dearth of Prosecutions

Alternative priorities and government ties to the conditions that caused the financial crisis could explain the lack of prosecutions.

The Department of Justice and the Prosecution of Fraud

The DOJ has excused the failure to prosecute high-level individuals for fraud on one or more of three grounds.

Who is to Blame for the Great Recession?

If the Great Recession was caused by fraud, the failure to prosecute those responsible is an egregious failure.