Marshall Project Originals
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
The Case Against Cannabis
A journalist’s pursuit of the truth about marijuana, mental illness and violence.
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.