Law & Politics

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.

Does a Wife Shortage in China Mean More Crime Too?

The authors of a new study look at the excess of single men due to the marriage market and gender imbalance in China as a cause of an increase in crime.

What’s Wrong with Illinois? A Conversation on Corruption with Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association

Good government advocate Andy Shaw discusses the roots of Illinois corruption, the current state of good governance, and suggests ways to clean up Illinois and Chicago politics.

Policy Radio | Governor Edward Rendell on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper speaks with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on working with all levels of government to improve policy and infrastructure.

Another Path: Can school-based gang prevention programs show youth a way out?

An evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. program, implemented as a school-based response to gang activity among youths, finds that students enrolled in the program are less likely than their peers to join gangs or have negative attitudes towards the police.

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