Law & Politics

Peace Without Treaties

Stronger international laws may be discouraging states from signing peace treaties.

Modeling the Gang Ecosystem

Researchers examine whether gang-related violence can be predicted using models taken from ecology.

All Eyes on Reform: How Criminal Justice is Changing in Cook County

Juliana Stratton lays out the accomplishments and complexities of justice reform in a county struggling for change.

A Delicate Dance: Municipal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Recent study finds that inconsistencies in local enforcement of federal immigration laws are a result of local governmental influence as well as additional political actors on the intergovernmental stage.

The Chicken or the Egg: What Shapes Public Opinion on Punishment?

A new study explores why opinions about criminal punishment change.

Profiling the Mental Health of Mass Shooters

Researchers find substantial evidence pointing to paranoid personality disorder and malignant narcissism as the driving force behind the commission of mass violence.

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.

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