Criminal Justice

El Paso Shooting: Another day, another mass shooting in America. Let’s end it now...

Together, we can make a difference and make America a safer place to live.

Billionaire backer of Marsy’s Law cuts deal on drug trafficking charges

Nicholas is the backer of the nationwide push for the victims’ rights measure Marsy’s Law, which seeks to change state laws to enshrine rights for crime victims.

Sentencing algorithms like the one under development in Pa. are ‘deeply flawed,’ researchers say

It’s been nearly a decade since state lawmakers ordered the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to create a mathematical equation to calculate a defendant’s risk for violence. Pennsylvania judges were supposed to use tool to dole...

A new state grant program will help poor defendants in capital punishment cases. Why...

The only problem, according to criminal justice advocates? It’s not nearly enough money.

How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about civil asset forfeiture answered...

The federal government confiscated assets worth a total of about US$28 billion during the decade ending in 2016, Justice Department data indicate.

‘Our response calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach’: Pa. State Police join AG Shapiro’s new...

Surrounded by law enforcement officials from the county to federal level, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the addition of the Pennsylvania State Police to a growing network of allies with an aim to track...

Many clergy abuse victims can’t sue their abusers. Will a new legal strategy change...

On Tuesday, Diocese lawyer Matt Haverstick said the legal strategy “wouldn’t hold water.”

Why does the U.S. sentence people to hundreds of years in prison? | Opinion

The US is unique in its criminal punishment policies – as the recent sentencing of neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. demonstrates.

Pennsylvania has a ‘patchwork’ of local policies for storing rape kits and collecting anonymous...

A new law will require all rape kits collected in Pennsylvania to be stored until the statute of limitations on the incident expires: 12 years for adult rape victims.