“Police Killings of African Americans: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 in Covel Commons.
New website tracks incarceration by neighborhood where the inmate lives and totals how much is spent by community.
There have been many wrongful criminal convictions where the use of faulty forensic science evidence was a major culprit in producing injustice.
Law students in the Criminal Defense Clinic at UCLA School of Law worked on a successful clemency petition that will free Darnell Crookshank.
A new book co-edited by UCLA Luskin professor Laura Abrams gives a voice to volunteers, including prisoners, who donate their time to improving lives.
While University of California campuses have never asked about an applicant's criminal history as part of the application process, the practice is used by other universities.
Law professor Noah Zatz argues that the sentencing concept of “working off debt” violates the 13th Amendment's prohibition against involuntary servitude and disproportionately punishes communities of color.
Research on incarceration in the United States by UCLA Luskin public policy professor Michael Stoll figures prominently in a newly released report on criminal justice reform by the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
Bryonn Bain, a new professor of African-American Studies at UCLA, draws on his experiences with racial profiling along with his Harvard law degree to shape his art and to advocate for justice reform.
Thanks to the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic, the court will issue rulings on cases dealing with free speech, the right to a speedy trial, search and seizure, and deportation.
The screenwriter and former reporter was the keynote speaker for the two-day inauguration of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.
Williams Institute study reveals who is being affected by state laws that criminalize people with HIV
These laws were intended to control the spread of the virus but an analysis of data show that they’ve had a punitive effect on people they were meant to protect.
Ana Muniz, director of the Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center, recently published "Power, Police, and the Production of Racial Boundaries," a book on policing in Los Angeles.
With an impressive string of cited amicus briefs and appellate litigation appearances, UCLA Law faculty members are making an impact on important issues.
The model, developed from six years of mathematical research and a decade of police crime data, has been so successful that the LAPD adopted it for use in 14 of its 21 divisions.
Dismissing unrest in America’s cities as aimless violence overlooks the roots of people’s anger, according to the panelists at a UCLA-Zócalo event examining the history of urban resistance.
Jim Newton writes in the L.A. Times that increased crime rates are no reason for Los Angeles Police Department leaders to return to failed policies.
UCLA professor Michael Stoll chronicles shift from getting tough on crime with policies like mandatory minimum sentences to smarter approaches to crime and punishment.
History professor Robin D.G. Kelley writes that claiming rioters are sabotaging “legitimate” efforts to bring about racial and social justice mistakenly presupposes that “legitimate” efforts have been working.
The UCLA Law School in conjunction with the Healthy Campus Initiative and many student groups will present "From Healing to Action: Advancing Policing Equality" on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the UCLA School of Law, room 1347.
Carissa Phelps, who received her M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School and J.D. from UCLA School of Law, was once a victim of human trafficking and is now an author and advocate for those forced into the sex trades.
In a new book, UCLA and Northwestern social scientists ascribe most acts of violence to a truly surprising impulse: the desire to do the right thing.
Luskin Dean Franklin Gilliam says citing statistics about racial disparities can be persuasive for reform advocates, contrasting a recent Stanford study that said the statistics were an ineffective persuasive tool.
A study co-authored by a UCLA public policy professor found some positive effects in Rhode Island after the state accidentally made prostitution legal for seven years.
Law professor Jennifer Mnookin writes that because of camera angles, close-ups and other filming techniques, videotaped confessions can be misleading.