April 21 2015 3:08 PMThe Koch Brothers Want It Both WaysHow can they support criminal justice reform and Scott Walker at the same time?
April 10 2015 4:03 PMHow Can We Restore Faith in Police?The NYPD’s former chief of department talks candidly about what police need to do to win back the public’s trust.
April 8 2015 10:17 AMWhy Did the North Charleston Cop Handcuff Walter Scott?Believe it or not, that’s standard police procedure.
April 5 2015 9:08 PMThe Third ManThe Boston bombing, a triple murder, a mysterious death at the hands of the FBI, and the end of an American dream.
April 2 2015 10:44 AMCalifornia’s Sane New Approach to Sex OffendersAnd why no other state is following its example.
March 20 2015 1:00 PM“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
March 18 2015 9:55 AMAre Overcrowded Prisons Unconstitutional?It’s time for the Supreme Court to weigh in.
March 5 2015 7:01 PMCops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
March 4 2015 3:47 PMOK, So Who Gets to Go Free?Everyone wants to reduce America’s prison population. Now comes the hard part.
Feb. 25 2015 8:44 PMHow to Stop Overzealous ProsecutorsMake them answer for the cost of incarceration.
Feb. 20 2015 3:22 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Feb. 17 2015 4:23 PMYoung GunsWhen cops shoot kids holding toy weapons, they’re rarely held accountable. That has to change.
Feb. 13 2015 11:43 AMThe Bad Cop DatabaseA radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct.
Feb. 10 2015 7:06 PMEight Foods That Cops Have Mistaken for DrugsIs that crystal meth—or a Jolly Rancher?
Feb. 5 2015 4:03 PMFalse CertaintyWhy did the pathologist in the Purvi Patel feticide case use the discredited “lung float test” to show her fetus was born alive?
April 16 2015 7:53 PMNew York City’s Brave New Police PolicyEvery city should copy it.
April 8 2015 3:02 PMThe 10 Other Cop Shootings in South Carolina This YearA closer look.
April 7 2015 8:00 AMNo DealShould prosecutors be forced to have their plea bargains approved by juries?
April 3 2015 1:51 PMWhat Do You Do With the Worst of the Worst?Washington state has a pathbreaking new idea for how to handle prisoners in solitary confinement: Don’t give up on them.
March 26 2015 10:26 AMA Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison PopulationAnd why the left hates it.
March 20 2015 12:41 PMFerguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
March 17 2015 12:12 PMWhy Can’t Ex-Cons Vote?They did the time, why can’t they pull the lever?
March 4 2015 5:33 PMStop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Feb. 26 2015 4:25 PMLet’s Make a DealA startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
Feb. 23 2015 6:14 PMHow to Go to JailThe surprisingly robust genre of prison survival guides.
Feb. 19 2015 8:07 PMA Koch and a SmileConservatives and liberals have joined forces to advance criminal justice reform. Can they really work together?
Feb. 17 2015 10:51 AMDoes Decriminalization Work?Or does replacing jail time with fines just mean more people get punished?
Feb. 13 2015 11:39 AMDavid Carr’s First Big ScoopThe writer’s brio, bravery, and good humor are all there, right from the beginning.
Feb. 6 2015 6:30 PMWhy Are So Many Americans in Prison?A provocative new theory.
Feb. 3 2015 1:33 PMEric Garner. Michael Brown. Bobby Shmurda.The lawyer for the rapper accused of violent crimes believes his client is a victim of racial injustice. Does he have a point?