Law & Politics

Understanding Mixed Messages in Baltimore’s War Against Crime

Baltimore’s attempt to replicate Chicago’s CeaseFire program presents less consistent outcomes with important lessons.

America’s Prisons: Warehouses or Criminal Creators?

A study of Cook County Courts seeks to pinpoint the true effects of imprisonment on employment and recidivism.

Juvenile Incarceration: Are We Locking Away Our Nation’s Future?

Incarcerated juveniles experience significant academic and social consequences compared to juveniles charged with similar crimes but not incarcerated.

Uncovering Women’s Rights: The Burqa Ban and The Fight for Equality in France

A conversation with the author of “Neither Whores Nor Submissive” sheds light on the fight for gender equality among the French working class.

Who’s in Your ‘Hood: The Relationship between Neighborhood Diversity and Americans’ Acceptance of Immigrants

A study examines the link between neighborhood composition and Americans' acceptance of immigration.

Gay Rights: Do International Courts Affect Domestic Policies?

A study examines how The European Court of Human Rights' rulings impact LGBT policy change.

Who Cares if We Violate the Geneva Convention?

A study tests whether knowledge about international law influences public opinion on torture.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

Drugs, Racial Bias, and Academic Discord

Academics disagree on the existence of racial bias in policing drug crimes

Past, Present, and Future: Newt Gingrich Reflects on the Republican Party

Newt Gingrich on what he learned from the campaign trail, what to expect from Republicans over the next few years, and what he would do if he were Speaker of the House today.

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