States Shouldn't Kill People, Even With Jury Unanimity
People ought to come to the jury with a variety of different moral views about this, and the jury's supposed to represent society.
Jury Unanimity Is Unnecessary for Death Penalty
I don't think we should have unanimity because we shouldn't put all of the onus on the jury itself.
Trump's criminal case may be derailed by new book
Information revealed in former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz's new book could "damage an ongoing criminal investigation," according to the Manhattan DA's office.
Ex-FBI agent explains why Idaho murders suspect's arrest came "so early"
The SWAT team had a strategic reason for arresting suspect Bryan Kohberger so early in the morning, an expert told Newsweek on Saturday.
Jan. 6 criminal referral charges against Trump "will stick," Kirschner says
The former federal prosecutor tweeted on Saturday that Trump will be referred "to the DOJ for prosecution on 3 crimes: obstructing; conspiracy; & insurrection."
The Progressive Case for Ankle Bracelets
If more parolees and probationers were subject to electronic monitoring, it would help them rehabilitate and reduce incarceration.
Danny Masterson rape trial spotlights Scientology and #MeToo movement
One criminal defense attorney told Newsweek that the trial seems like "the culmination, at least from a criminal justice perspective, of the #MeToo movement."
Adnan Syed news: Charges dropped against 'Serial' podcast murder suspect
Syed, who has long maintained his innocence, was released from prison last month after serving more than two decades behind bars.
International Wrongful Conviction Day is Nothing to Celebrate
What does a person who's spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit do on International Wrongful Conviction Day?
Oklahoma Inmate Forced To Listen to 'Baby Shark' on a Loop Found Dead
John Basco, 48, made headlines around the world after he alleged the pop song was used to "torture" him during a previous stint in jail.
The Evidence Shows George Soros is Wrong on Crime
Soros's claim of injustice doesn't hold up—unless one thinks punishing those who commit crimes "undermines our democracy."
'I Spent a Decade Working Inside Prisons, One Inmate Made Me Quit'
Before my first day in prison, I asked myself: Am I able to meet people and not judge them by their crimes?
Urban Voters Are Tired of Crime and Disorder. Will Progressive DAs Listen?
For all of the effects that November's midterm elections will have on the balance of power in Washington, local races will feature prominently when the history of this year is written.
The Next Step After 'First Step'
One area that presents significant potential for Democratic and Republican incumbents to work on together before November elections is criminal justice reform.
Leaders in Washington Ignore Black Racism, Gang Violence
The bad guys are winning under the leadership of President Biden's law enforcement team. The good guys and gals are losing.
Give Women a Second Chance—Our Economy Depends on It
Fair chance employment measures, such as fair chance licensing and fair chance hiring (also known as "ban the box") policies, can help justice-impacted women.
Small Counties Are Making Major Strides on Criminal Legal Reform
Here's how and why big cities should take note.
The Civilizational Suicide of 'Criminal Justice Reform'
America, in the year 2022, does not suffer from an over-incarceration problem. On the contrary, we suffer from an under-incarceration problem.
The Death Penalty, for All its Problems, is Worth Keeping
Any decision to keep or do away with the symmetrical justice of the death penalty should be based on the merits of the practice itself.
A New Bipartisan Georgia Bill Is Re-funding the Police and Fighting Crime
Georgia's state senate recently passed the bipartisan Law Enforcement Strategic Support, otherwise known as the "LESS Crime" Act.
Cash Bail Is Putting Innocent Lives at Risk
Releasing accused perpetrators of domestic violence like Brooks out on $1,000 bail does nothing to safeguard the public. It simply empowers brazen criminals. And a $5,000,000 bail simply empowers brazen criminals who have money.
Kim Potter Convicted of Manslaughter After Fatal Shooting
Potter was found guilty on two counts— first and second-degree manslaughter — in connection with Wright's death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota in April.
It's Time to Stand up to Progressive Prosecutors
Waukesha has already paid the most extreme price, but other parts of America feel the pain daily as progressive prosecutors reshape the justice system.
I'm a Black Ex-Felon. I'm Glad Kyle Rittenhouse Is Free.
We should all be able to unite over a simple message: Rittenhouse got justice. Let's make sure Black men do, too.
Crime Professor Allegedly Set Fires as Crews Put Out 'Dixie' Wildfire
"Some of the fires Maynard set were new fires behind the firefighters fighting the Dixie Fire," the justice department said.
Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Raping Four Teenage Girls Receives No Jail Time
Niagara County Court Judge Matthew Murphy said he "agonized" over Christopher Belter's sentencing before deciding prison time would be "inappropriate."
Voters' Verdict on Policing: Mend It, Don't End It
When it comes to police reform, a majority of voters would rather use a scalpel than a sledgehammer.
Lawmakers Cannot Ignore the Victimization of Children in the Justice System
We know that children are different from adults in terms of their brain development, diminished impulse control, susceptibility to peer influence, poor decision-making and inability to foresee consequences under heightened emotional pressure. Yet our judicial system often disregards child status and fails to implement appropriate protections.
Jurors Who Convicted Derek Chauvin Will Be Revealed
Judge Peter Chahill said there is no reason to believe releasing the names "presents any external threats to the jurors' safety."
California's Private Prison Ban Blocks Immigration Enforcement, Judge Rules
""Prisons and detention centers shouldn't be places of profit," California Attorney General Rob Bonta wrote in response.