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Feature December 15, 2020
Most officers get training to respond to injuries, but are often not required to use it.
Coronavirus November 22, 2020
In Chicago and elsewhere, the number of people wearing an ankle monitor has jumped in recent months due to the pandemic.
Life Inside November 20, 2020
In 1994, at age 14, Derrick Hardaway took part in the murder of an 11-year-old. The media used the crime to build the myth of the superpredator—and stuck him with a label he’s still trying to shed.
Justice Lab October 28, 2020
Mainstream media is less likely to cover Black homicide victims and less likely to portray them as complex human beings, a new study shows.
Feature August 20, 2020
The power of child-abuse pediatric specialists and parents’ unequal journey toward justice
News July 31, 2020
Critics say mayors should be wary as the Justice Department expands law-enforcement task forces.
Coronavirus April 22, 2020
Reports of domestic abuse in three cities have dropped. But police and experts say that may be a problem.
Southside November 2, 2018
Lee Harris spent years in prison without hope, until an unlikely friendship led to a years-long crusade to prove his innocence.
Southside November 1, 2018
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
Southside October 31, 2018
For many released into the harsh environment outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail, it can be impossible to find their way home.