To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, UCLA faculty, artists, authors and community leaders will reflect on this flash point and the aftermath in a series of talks and programs.
Children 11 and younger have less developed cognitive skills and should not be help to the same level of culpability.
“The New Criminal Justice Thinking,” which UCLA’s Sharon Dolovich edited with professor Alexandra Natapoff of Loyola Law School, includes 14 essays by scholars, sociologists and criminologists who train their eyes on the system’s hidden corners.
Historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez corrects the revisionist history of Operation Wetback, which in fact eased immigration law enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs researchers have been selected to join the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, based at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, to study policing patterns related to misdemeanors in the city of Los Angeles.
Tyrone Howard's Black Male Institute at UCLA focuses on finding ways to propel black male youth to college and prepare them for success in academia and professional life.
The research found that although cases were handled swiftly, there were failings in protecting the rights of defendants, providing police oversight and investigating crimes.
“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.