Criminal Justice

gold handcuffs by Xander Peters

Life Outside the Box

When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'

Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More

Harris County by Emily DePrang

Poor Judgment

In Harris County, the indigent defense system works great — for everyone but the indigent.

The state exercises almost no oversight of indigent defense, and most counties still administer their programs through an antiquated process rife with conflicts...Read More

Juarez femicide by Alice Driver

Femicide in Juárez is Not a Myth

A vocal group of American critics claims that Juarez is not a place of disproportionate violence against women. Here’s why they’re wrong.

While Molloy, Powell and other critics may not consider femicide to be real or important compared to their preferred research on drug violence and global capita...Read More