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criminal Justice Reform Fails Incarcerated Women

For years, criminal justice reform was political suicide. Politicians, desperate to avoid being seen as “soft on crime,” advocated harsher and harsher punishments, such as mandatory prison sentences for drug convictions and multiple convictions through the 1990s. The result was that the prison …

Voters Seek Criminal Justice Reform: Poll

Most Democratic and Republican voters in six crucial election-year states agree that the U.S. criminal justice system locks up too many nonviolent offenders and does too little to help them once they get out, according to poll results released Wednesday.<p>The survey by the Justice Action Network …

The Conservative government has come up against a lot of criticism for its record on access to justice, but digital courts are a step in the right direction<p>Last week’s decision by the Ministry of Justice to close 86 courts and tribunal buildings over the next 18 months has sparked more controversy …

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Woman attacked in parking by knife wielding robber successfully defends herself with concealed handgun - Crime Prevention Research Center

The pictures are from WHAS ABC Channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. The attack occurred on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. From WVIH.com: According to …

An Unprecedented View of America's Criminal Justice System

More and more Americans--including leaders from both political parties--agree that our criminal justice system is broken. Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says we can no longer afford "business as usual." There's no debate: mass incarceration is neither cost-effective for taxpayers nor safe …

There's No More Denying Campus Rape Is A Problem. This Study Proves It.

Despite the shocking prevalence of sexual assault, few women report it.<p>As many as one in four women experience sexual assault at college, though the vast majority never report it, according to a study of students at nine schools released Wednesday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.<p>An average of …