In 1968, we missed a chance to reform policing—but it's not too late

The Kerner Commission Report sought to understand the occurrence of civil disorders during the summer of 1967.

For Americans with criminal records, the fight to ensure full voting rights continues

Florida has been particularly aggressive in denying voting rights to people with felony convictions.

Policymakers, not financial institutions, should act to prevent gun violence

Some have proposed having financial institutions deny purchase of guns as a means of regulation.

Why criminal justice reform must address long prison terms

The first episode of Urban’s new podcast explores the research on long prison terms and mass incarceration.

The effects of long-term and mass incarceration are felt from Milwaukee to Washington, DC

A recent documentary shares the stories of families living in a high-crime Milwaukee neighborhood.

Where have all the data gone? The effects of the FBI’s decision to reduce public access to crime data

In its annual dissemination of crime statistics, the FBI published 70 percent fewer data tables.

Native Americans deserve more attention in the police violence conversation

The death of 14-year-old Jason Pero is the latest of at least 19 Native Americans shot or tasered by police in 2017.

The Sexual Assault Justice Initiative could help #MeToo create lasting change

Only one-third of sexual assault crimes were reported to the police in 2015.

Five reasons mass incarceration is a queer issue

Mass incarceration profoundly affects the most vulnerable people in the queer community.

It takes more than “Coffee with a Cop” to build relationships

To fix relationships between law enforcement and communities, we must understand how troubled those relationships are.