Law & Politics

Countdown to Election Series: Races to Watch in 2014

The Pulse’s Countdown to Election Series serves as an overview of critical 2014 races and referendums across America.

Downtown Democracy: Municipal Government’s Responsiveness to Mass Policy Preferences

New research finds that there is an ideological-bent to municipal public policies, and that this trend is reflective of the mass public’s policy preferences.

Beyond “soft” issues: The Women’s Caucus of Kosovo speaks up

Ms. Teuta Sahatqija is President of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, comprised of female members of Parliament from all parties promoting...

Howard Wolfson on post-9/11 Privacy and Security in Urban America

Political strategist and former New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson discusses how terrorism, technology, and crime have impacted views on privacy and security.

The Top Four Policy Issues Surrounding Ferguson

Chicago Policy Review reports on the insights provided by policy research on four policy issues that have surfaced in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown.

The Mindfield: Navigating Veterans Mental Health Policy

OIF and OEF heroes team with mental health professionals in the closest armed services-to-research relationship to date on the issues of PTSD and Veteran’s affairs

Prisons as Asylums: Looking at Correctional Treatment of Mentally-Disordered Inmates

It is unclear what proportion of inmates in correctional facilities have mental disorders, but the current methods for treating these inmates can be more effective, more rehabilitative, and less punitive.

Female Legislators and the Tipping Point for Female Centered Policy

Research shows that, as the percentage of female legislators increases, the likelihood of the state instituting welfare sanctions decreases.

Stop, Children, What’s That Sound? The Unintended Consequences of Police Contact on Juveniles

Study finds that “stop, question, and frisk” interactions between juveniles and police lead to an enhanced likelihood of future youth delinquency.

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