Criminal Justice

Inside Vermont’s Radical Approach to Helping the Formerly Incarcerated Succeed
The Appeal, 5/28/24
Can We Fix Mental Health Crisis Response in the Hudson Valley?
The River, 2/19/24
Bail Reform’s Discontents in NY
The River, 4/14/23
As Florida’s Unhoused Sex Offense Registrant Population Booms, Group Asks UN for Help
The Appeal, 3/21/23
Fake Victims Lead to Real Arrests in Online Child Sex Stings
The Appeal, 12/19/22
Why the U.S. Marshals Spend Millions on Sex-Offense Registrant Sweeps
The Appeal, 7/8/22
The Assault on New York’s Bail Reform
The River, 2/4/22
‘Unconscionable:’ Suspected Cases of COVID-19 Far More Widespread Than Previously Known in New York’s Youth Prisons, While Vaccinations Lag
The Imprint, 5/27/21 (contributor)
Fewer Youth are Locked Up in New York, But They’re Still Mostly Kids of Color
The Imprint, 4/25/21
Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too
The Imprint, 4/5/21
Calls for Reform Follow Rochester Police Pepper-Spraying a 9-Year-Old Girl
The Imprint, 2/9/21
New York Governor Aims to Shut Down Nearly Empty Youth Prisons
The Imprint, 1/26/21
New York Legislators Say They Want Alternatives to Costly Youth Prisons
The Imprint, 1/2/21
Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York’s Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid
The Imprint, 11/22/20
Sex-Offense Registry Sweeps Intended to Boost Support For Cops Unwittingly Spread Covid-19
Shadowproof, 11/2/20
New York Watchdogs Lack Data To Track Judges’ Compliance With Bail Reform
The Appeal, 9/9/20
Covid-19 hit New York city homeless shelters hard, but some are forced to stay there
The Appeal, 7/8/20
After He Found California’s Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders Wasn’t Working, the State Shut Him Down and Destroyed His Research
Reason, 3/1/20
Wisconsin Came Close To Changing A Rule That Often Leaves People On Sex Offense Registries Homeless
The Appeal, 1/3/20
New York State Judges Are Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Their Fines
The Appeal, 10/28/19
New Law Forces Dozens on Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry From Their Homes
The Appeal, 6/28/19
Florida’s Sex Offender Registry Proves Inescapable
The Appeal, 3/1/19
Charlotte District Attorney Says He Won’t Stop Prosecuting Panhandlers
The Appeal, 10/16/18
Texas D.A. Who Sent Woman To Prison for Five Years for Voting Made Her Own Election Mistake
The Appeal, 9/18/18
Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall
The Appeal, 7/3/18
Banning the Box: A New California Law Aiming to Help Those With a Criminal Record Rejoin Society Is Changing How Companies Hire
Comstock’s Magazine, 6/1/18
As Deadline Approaches for Homeless Ex-Offenders in Florida, County Threatens to Jail Them
In Justice Today, 4/5/18
How One Church Program Cuts Sexual Violence by Working with Those on Sex-Offense Registries
Christian Century, 1/23/18
Church Policies for Those on Sex-Offense Registries
Christian Century, 1/23/18
20 percent New Evidence Says US Sex Offender Policies Are Actually Causing More Crime
Quartz, 12/21/16
New York’s Poké-Panic Is a Window on How America Got Its Sex Offender Regime
Vice, 8/5/16
Why Is It So Hard to Write a Decent Revenge Porn Law?
Vice, 8/1/16
20 percent The Newest Rape Crisis Hotlines Serve an Unlikely Group–Prisoners, 6/6/16
20 percent What’s the Real Rate of Sex Crime Recidivism?
Pacific Standard Magazine, 5/27/16
20 percent Getting Beyond Prison: A Vermont Case Study
The American Prospect, 5/4/16
20 percent Do Trump Rallies Trample on Protesters’ Free Speech?
The American Prospect, 3/22/16
Analysis: More Guns but Fewer Gun Owners?
Al Jazeera America, 2/19/16
Officers Who Rape: The Police Brutality Chiefs Ignore
Al Jazeera America, 1/19/16
Collateral Damage: Harsh Sex Offender Laws May Put Whole Families at Risk
Al Jazeera America, 8/27/15
One Year On, Ferguson Protesters Don’t Plan to Go Away
The Crime Report, 8/6/15
You Can’t Live Here
The Crime Report, 4/16/15
The Golden Handshake at Justice
The Crime Report, 2/16/15
As Criminal Justice Reform Edges Forward, Will Public-Safety Unions Get Left Behind?
The Weekly Leaf, 1/3/15
Wanted: Cops Who Know When Not To Use Force
The Weekly Leaf, 12/5/14
What Will Stop the Gunfire in Chicago?
The Weekly Leaf, 10/23/14
Rikers Island Report Raises New Questions About Systemic Abuse in Juvenile Corrections
The Weekly Leaf, 9/26/14
The Promise (and Perils) of Predicting Sex Crimes
The Crime Report, 9/11/14
When Bad Cops Get New Jobs
The Weekly Leaf, 9/1/14
Study Identifies Another Approach to Cutting Gun Deaths
The Weekly Leaf, 8/27/14
Cops and Bloggers
The Crime Report, 8/11/14
Do Residency Bans Drive Sex Offenders Underground?
The Crime Report, 7/7/14
How Can the NRA Block This? The Gun Reform Everyone Should Agree On
Salon, 12/8/13
20 percent Why Are Police Shootings of Innocents on the Rise?
The American Prospect, 10/31/13
20 percent When Kids Stand Their Ground
The American Prospect, 10/23/13
20 percent How to Keep Bad Cops on the Beat
The American Prospect, 7/11/13
7 New Tools That Can Stop a Bomb in a Backpack
The Fiscal Times, 4/23/13; interview with Gary Sadlemeyer, KFAB Radio in Omaha, 4/24/13
20 percent Cops Gone Wild
The American Prospect, 3/28/13
Gun Control’s Long Game
The American Prospect, 3/4/13
As Police Budgets Are Cut, Citizens Step In
The Fiscal Times, 8/7/12; interview on The Bill Meyer Show, KMED, 8/11/12 (starts at minute 18:45); interview on The Mike Romigh Show, WKBN, 8/9/12 (no link available)
Meet America’s New Small Business Owners: Ex-Cons
The Fiscal Times, 3/27/12, and Business Insider, 3/28/12
The GOP, “tough on crime” no more?
Salon, 11/7/11
No Safety in Numbers: A New Way to Treat Sex Offenders
Good, Fall 2011
Life on the ListThe American Prospect, 4/12/11
Closing the Door on Juvenile Lockups
The American Prospect, 3/29/11
Prisoner’s DilemmaThe American Prospect, 3/14/11
Outsourcing the Police
The Crime Report, 3/10/11
Tracking Animal Abuse (and Abusers) on the Web
The Crime Report, 1/16/11
Crime and the Governors
The Crime Report, 10/27/10
The Job Trap for Ex-Prisoners: The Box
The Crime Report, 10/20/10
Who’s Guarding the Banks?
The Crime Report, 8/23/10