Rethinking Criminal Justice
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The Swinging Pendulum of Police Reform in the Americas
by Yanilda María González
“The role of exercising the state’s coercive authority makes the police both an instrument of power and a formidable political actor whose cooperation is needed by politicians.”
Decriminalization and the Dilemmas of Regulating Prostitution
by Susan Dewey
“The same inequalities of sex, race, and class that pervade all aspects of life are particularly pronounced in the regulation of prostitution.”
Perspective: Lessons on the Drug War from an Enemy
by Maziyar Ghiabi
Iran has largely abandoned its hard-line policies and now treats drug abuse as a public health problem. Why is it so hard for other nations to renounce their costly embrace of prohibition?
Books: Time to Rein in the Prosecutors?
by Lisa L. Miller
An expert makes a detailed case for criminal justice reform, yet offers few answers for the kind of violent crime wave that led to the era of mass incarceration—and ravages minority communities.