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Criminal Justice news and analysis from The Nation

  • December 18, 2008

    New Orleans: Victims and Vigilantes

    Both the perpetrators and victims of violent attacks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in vivid detail.

    The Nation Institute

  • April 17, 2008

    KBR’s Rape Problem

    Three women contractors raped in Iraq testify before a Senate committee: why has the Justice Department failed to prosecute crimes like these?

    Karen Houppert

  • January 17, 2008

    On the Books

    A “rogue sociologist” gains unprecedented insight on the day-to-day workings of a Chicago gang.

    Ted Conover

  • January 10, 2008

    The Voter ID Fraud

    The conservatives ensconced on the Supreme Court are set to uphold draconian ID requirements on voters that will redefine electoral politics in America.

    Garrett Epps

  • August 9, 2007

    Stars and Bars

    How did the American criminal justice system go so wrong?

    Daniel Lazare


  • June 21, 2007

    In Praise of Red Tape

    When lawmakers and the media failed to hold the Bush Administration to account, it was left to bureaucrats to defend the integrity of government.

    Chris Hayes

  • June 14, 2007

    Shots in the Dark

    When guns claim lives where any middle-class child might be, America mourns. But in barrios, projects and trailer parks, it’s as if the crime never happened.

    Gary Younge

  • March 21, 2007

    Gary Tyler’s Quest for Justice

    Sports figures are joining the crusade to free a Louisiana man convicted as a teenager of a murder he didn’t commit.

    Dave Zirin

  • March 15, 2007

    Here Comes Another ‘Crime Wave’

    Will any candidate have the fortitude to link America’s crimes abroad with crime at home?

    Alexander Cockburn

  • March 13, 2007

    In Lieu of Flowers

    Mourning a slain young mother in New Orleans, the only way to dignify her death is to try to create real justice here.

    Billy Sothern