Criminal Justice Archive

New report identifies gaps and opportunities in existing research on police body-worn cameras

Encounters between the police and citizens have garnered considerable media attention in recent years, and law enforcement agencies across the country have responded. One of the most widespread new initiatives is the introduction of body-worn cameras, or BWCs. Because these devices record an officer’s experiences in real time, they hold the potential to offer the … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation addresses use of fines and fees in the criminal justice system

NEW YORK, NY—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a series of grants focused on the use of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system. LJAF will fund seven projects as part of a broader strategy to coordinate, develop, and strengthen nationwide litigation efforts in this area and to deepen the field’s understanding … Read More

Are debtors’ prisons returning?

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