Week # 1
Telling the Truth about Damned Lies & Statistics.
The Danger of Mixing Up Causality & Correlation
We Use Big Data to Sentence Criminals, But Can Algorithms Really Tell Us What We Need to Know?
Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”
Week # 2
Social Media: Legal Challenges and Pitfalls for Law Enforcement Agencies
The Police Can Shoot Your Dog for No Reason. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way
Training Officers to Shoot First and He Will Answer Questions Later
FBI Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings
Lamar Johnson Convicted of Murder Based on Fake Testimony
Prosecutors Sometimes Behave Badly. Now They May be Held to Account
Week # 3
Juveniles Facing Lifelong Terms Despite Rulings
JUVENILE INJUSTICE: TRUANTS FACE COURTS, JAILING WITHOUT LEGAL COUNSEL TO AID THEM
How a home for troubled children came undone and what it means for California’s chance at reform.
Not a Lock: Youth Who Stay Closer to Home Do Better than Those in Detention, Texas Study Shows
Remembering Tracy’s Story During National Youth Justice Awareness Month
U.S. Inquiry Finds a ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island
The Story Behind the Fire That Killed Forty Teen-Age Girls in a Guatemalan Children’s Home
Week # 4
Record number of U.S. exonerations driven by Texas drug cases
War On Drugs Failure Gives Way To Treatment In States, Cities
Portugal Cut Addiction Rates in Half by Connecting Drug Users With Communities Instead of Jailing Them
The Deep Evolutionary Roots of 'Addiction'
Week # 5
He was abused by a female teacher, but he was treated like the perpetrator
Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out ‘We’re Up Against A System That’s Not Designed To Help Us’
Human Sex Trafficking
DOJ Tells Prisons to Put Safety First in Housing Transgender Inmates
Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?
The Violence Against Women Act is unlikely to reduce intimate partner violence – here’s why
A former prosecutor reimagines how the criminal justice system can serve victims of domestic violence
This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks
Week # 6
The Supreme Court Debates Juror Bias
RACE: Commentary on the Anniversary of McCleskey v. Kemp
White nationalist groups are really street gangs, and law enforcement needs to treat them that way
How Indigenous women have become targets in a domestic violence system intended to protect them
One step toward making criminal justice less biased
Week # 7
American Justice – The Sam Sheppard Story
Sheppard v. Maxwell
As Durst Murder Case Goes Forward, HBO’s Film Will Also Be on Trial
Dead Certainty: How “Making a Murderer” goes wrong.
Watching a Trial on TV, Discussing It on Twitter
Week # 9
The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison
How lessons in Scandinavian design could help prisons with rehabilitation
The U.S. Is Locking People Up For Being Poor
Florida’s Amendment 4: Restoring voting rights to people with felonies might also reduce crime
Florida legislators agree to limit felons' voting rights. Critics call it a new poll tax.
I went from prison to professor – here’s why criminal records should not be used to keep people out of college
Week # 10
How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system
Forensic evidence largely not supported by sound science – now what?
Can a Jury Believe What It Sees?
FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades
How Does My Retained Expert Witness Improve Credibility?
Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts
She Was Fired After Raising Questions About a DNA Test. Now She’s Getting $1 Million.
YOUR RELATIVE'S DNA COULD TURN YOU INTO A SUSPECT
Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases
FRAMED FOR MURDER BY HIS OWN DNA
Week # 11
AI profiling: the social and moral hazards of ‘predictive’ policing
Eric Holder Warns About America's Disturbing Attempts at Precrime
Against his better judgment
Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?
Week # 12
Immigration and crime: What does the research say?
Latinx immigrant crime victims fear seeking help
Fewer Undocumented Immigrant Crime Victims Are Stepping Forward
Week # 13
Crime Is Down, Yet U.S. Incarceration Rates Are Still Among the Highest in the World
Group calls on R.I. to ban private prisons as protests over Wyatt emerge
Here's Why Abolishing Private Prisons Isn't a Silver Bullet
‘The Worst Of The Worst’ Aren’t The Only Ones Who Get Executed (INFOGRAPHIC)
Death by Fire
Does an Innocent Man Have the Right to Be Exonerated?
Week # 14
The Price of a Stolen Childhood
Victim advocacy group using technology to increase legal assistance in rural SC counties
New Manhattan Special Victims facility aims to provide greater care for crime victims
Testing of backlogged rape evidence leads to hundreds of convictions
Stanford Victim Letter Impact Statement From Brock Turner's Victim
Week # 15
The Archipelago of Pain
For Mentally Ill Inmates at Rikers Island, a Cycle of Jail and Hospitals
America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail
Locking up kids damages their mental health and sets them up for more disadvantage. Is this what we want?
Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism
The painful price of aging in prison
Guantánamo Is Becoming a Nursing Home for Its Aging Terror Suspects