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September 23, 2020
Trump’s Crime and Carnage Ad Blitz Is Going Unanswered on Facebook
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
Jeremy B. Merrill
Crime on the Ballot
November 1, 2016
A Look at this Year’s Soft-on-Crime Attack Ads
Campaign ads in the age of criminal justice reform.
October 20, 2016
Chipping Away at the Crime Wave Myth
This time, a survey of crime victims
September 28, 2016
Crime in Context
Violent crime is up in some places, but is it really a trend?
July 27, 2016
Are Cop-Killings on the Rise?
Only if you look at very limited data.
May 15, 2016
13 Important Questions About Criminal Justice We Can’t Answer
And the government can’t either.
March 23, 2016
The Tricky Business of Measuring Crime and Punishment
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
March 9, 2016
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
February 8, 2016
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Heather Mac Donald
January 27, 2016
Why Some Young Sex Offenders Are Held Indefinitely
Jhon Sanchez already served his time for a series of sex offenses he committed when he was 13. But he’s not free yet. Inside the world of civil commitment.