criminal justice

Understanding Recidivism Through Child Abuse and Mental Health

In 2016, Chicago struggled with the highest number of homicides the city has seen in more than a decade. Lawmakers...

Professor Martha C. Nussbaum: A Conversation on Emotion and Public Policy

This interview is the last part of the Chicago Policy Review’s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to learn more about...

To Ban the Box, or Not to Ban the Box? How Policy Change Can Affect Hiring and Employment

Evidence suggests that Ban the Box policies in high-crime neighborhoods have a positive effect on employment, compared to other high-crime neighborhoods that have not yet implemented the measure. Adopting this measure could impact employment opportunities in high-crime neighborhoods, although more research is needed to fully understand the overall effect on the labor market.

Entrepreneurship: The Modern Day Crime-Stopper

A study finds that the growth of African-American-owned businesses in urban communities plays a role in decreasing the rate of youth violent crime.

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.

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.

Bullet Proof: The Role of Policy and Data in Gun Control

The Director of the Violence Inquest for Solutions and Alliance (VISA) discusses the slow process of changing the culture of gun violence

Municipal CFO Series: Ben Rosenfield, San Francisco

San Francisco's Controller discusses the financial implications of public investment in everything from mass transit to sports arenas

A Pro for Cons

Joan Brody discusses how to bridge the gap between academic research and policy practice.

Crime and the Courts: The Future of Criminal Justice In the City

A leading legal advocate argues that strong courts are not only behind public safety, but public health and trust as well.