Marshall Project Originals
The Untold Story of How Crack Shaped the Justice System
In a new book, a journalist wrestles with how lessons from America’s response to crack resonate in the opioid era.
A Dozen Cities Set Youth Curfews This Year, Even Though They Don’t Reduce Crime
Texas recently banned juvenile curfews, while cities like Baltimore and Memphis have doubled-down on them.
What the Panic Over Shoplifting Reveals About American Crime Policy
Lawmakers consider bills to crack down on people ripping off retailers, even as some stores walk back claims about a growing theft problem.
Let Them Tell It
Issue 12 of News Inside brings you news and views straight from people living and working in the system.
The Problem With The FBI’s Missing Crime Data
Many police departments have not adopted the feds’ new reporting system, muddling the picture about national crime trends.
Subjects To Debate
News Inside knows that political debates are always taking place behind the wall, even after the presidential election. That’s why Issue 6 is full of information that will help folks inside strengthen their arguments.
Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated.
Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. Here's what the data really shows.
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
In Trump Country, ICE May Chill Immigrants’ Crime Reports
Fewer calls on opioid abuse may mean sicker, and more dangerous, rural communities.
Training the Brain to Stay out of Jail
How one ambitious program aims to reduce crime by changing how repeat offenders think.
How Hard is it to Count Violent Crimes?
A new survey finds it’s more difficult than you might think.
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
How Immigrants Make Communities Safer
Immigrants may actually bring down crime in areas where they live.
Bill Clinton, “Black Lives” and the Myths of the 1994 Crime Bill
Pause the debate for some inconvenient history.
The Tricky Business of Measuring Crime and Punishment
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Philly's Retiring Police Commissioner on Facing Corruption and What People Get Wrong about Police Shootings
“There are two things cops don’t like – the way things are, and change.”
Yes, Mr. President, Incarceration Rates have Dropped ...
… But just a tiny bit, and it took a long time.