Search About Support Us
Commentary April 23
In retail, fear of black criminality regularly shows up in policies and practices across stores and sectors.
Life Inside February 15
"The only right you have, I told him, is to make it home alive."
Commentary October 23, 2017
New research finds that prosecutors give white defendants better deals than black defendants.
Analysis February 22, 2017
Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
News June 21, 2016
An attempt to find out confronts a frayed patchwork of data across the country.
Analysis May 23, 2016
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
Analysis March 9, 2016
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
Commentary February 11, 2016
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Commentary February 8, 2016
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Feature February 3, 2016
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
Justice Lab November 18, 2015
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?
Justice Lab November 3, 2015
And why it can lead to criminal behavior.
Analysis July 15, 2015
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
Looking Back July 14, 2015
The penal colony where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated was “a paradise by comparison.”
Justice Lab July 13, 2015
Besides the danger, being ignored.
Q&A April 29, 2015
Freddie Gray, the drug war, and the decline of “real policing.”
News March 19, 2015
#Blacklivesmatter wants to stay black.
Commentary March 13, 2015
The incoming head of the Death Penalty Information Center on the time he was a potential juror in a capital case.
News March 12, 2015
The nation diversifies. The bureau, not so much.
Justice Lab March 12, 2015
A new study points to a strategy for reducing police shootings in towns like Ferguson.
News January 28, 2015
A selective guide to the reporting on the next attorney general.
Justice Lab December 18, 2014
Another way justice is not colorblind