Equitable Research Requires Questioning the Status Quo

Creating equitable research requires a shift in researchers’ mentality on the values and practices of research and deep questioning of the status quo.

Guidelines to Incorporate Trauma-Informed Care Strategies in Qualitative Research

Trauma-informed research should strive to create a human connection within the researcher-interviewee power dynamic.

Person-First Language Is Not Enough

The criminal justice field's shift toward person-first language is critical, but there is more work to be done to achieve true systemic change.

State Bans on Juvenile Life without Parole Can Right the Wrongs of Jones v. Mississippi

The Supreme Court’s ruling opens the door to increased use of this extremely harsh sentence, which disproportionately punishes Black children.

Three Ways to Increase the Impact of the First Step Act’s Earned Time Credits

Without changes now, the outlook for earned time credits having a meaningful impact on opportunities for early release is bleak.

Corporate America Can Advance Racial Equity by Expanding Employment Opportunities to Justice-Impacted People

Corporations are increasingly committing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion but could do more for people with criminal backgrounds.

Abolishing the Death Penalty Is Critical, But Is Not Enough to Address Its Racist and Classist Harms

Abolishing the death penalty alone is not enough to address racial and socioeconomic injustices in the criminal legal system.

Police Traffic Stops Have Little to Do with Public Safety

Traffic stops are now one of the most common acts of policing, and they disproportionately impact Black people and other people of color.

Partial Decriminalization of Sex Work Could Cause More Harm Than Good

Partial decriminalization is still criminalization and ultimately endangers sex workers.

Incarcerated People Need Priority Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.