Dr. Elizabeth Barnert’s research into El Salvador’s “disappeared” children points to a role for genetics in reunification.
The project is supported by a $3.65 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The big-data research initiative based at UCLA uses police and jail records to monitor how much authorities are spending to lock up residents.
UCLA School of Law’s E. Tendayi Achiume explains how the U.S. is out of sync with international human rights law — and how we can rectify that.
The UCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project tracks issues involving the pandemic and mass incarceration in prisons and jails.
After years in and out of prison, the master’s student turned his life around with the help of higher education. He's been helping others do the same.
Researchers say crime declines and trust increases when officers work alongside residents to build relationships.
The legal victory is part of the UCLA Criminal Defense Clinic's broad efforts to protect prisoners from infection.
The cross-disciplinary institute involving Engineering and the School of Law will examine advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics and new forms of digital media to identify their benefits and risks.
Activists on a panel co-sponsored by UCLA preached the roles of persistence, patience and bipartisan cooperation in getting the FIRST STEP Act through Congress.
Activist artists including Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Chuck D and Luis Rodriquez are among the advocates on campus at the “Connecting Art and Law for Liberation” festival.
Scholars are tackling troubling realities of how “assistance ”often harms women fleeing or surviving domestic violence when shelters function similarly to prisons.
The study might actually underestimate the country’s homicide rate because many murders may be unreported or attributed to other causes of death.
In its decade of work, the clinic has trained 400-plus volunteers and helped more than 2,800 people secure things like employment, housing, and education.
The report highlights needed improvement in housing policies and employment opportunities to ensure that incarcerated women and their families successfully adapt.
Data from 2014–17 shows that 25 percent of those arrested were elementary- or middle school-aged and there was a disparity in police interactions for black students.
Professor Kelly Lytle Hernández’s groundbreaking research reveals the true cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles.
Research by Joanna Schwartz played a key role in a decision rejecting the use of qualified immunity to defend police officers from a lawsuit that arose out of their official conduct.
The Prison Education Program helps incarcerated students change their lives through education, and informs UCLA students about how prisons affect communities.
Early childhood incarceration is linked to high rates of severe physical and mental health issues in adulthood
Half of those admitted to juvenile justice facilities before their teenage years reported suicidal thoughts as adults, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.
UCLA Law alumnus is dedicated to ending the practice of prosecuting and incarcerating juveniles in the adult system.
UCLA students helping teach former gang members how to resolve their conflicts peacefully find themselves transformed by the experience.
Williams Institute and Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project members drive passage of California Senate Bill 239.
UCLA history professor Kelly Lytle Hernández’s Million Dollar Hoods project that maps the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles is now housed at the center.
UCLA senior James Anderson spent three years behind bars, then co-founded a nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated people, and now plans to dedicate himself to justice system reform.