The Invention of Incarceration
Prisons have been controversial since their beginnings in the late 1700s — why do they keep failing to live up to expectations?
50 Years Later: The Evolution of Prison Policy
Buried within Adelante is evidence of a fleeting attempt at prison reform and oversight in Connecticut. Is history repeating itself?
Calling the Police, without Trusting the Police
A scholar finds nuanced reasoning among poor Black women facing difficult choices about whether to call the cops.
What Roe v. Wade Means for Internet Privacy
Roe v. Wade left Americans with the idea that privacy is something we can expect as citizens. But does the SCOTUS consider privacy a constitutional right?
The Murky Linguistics of Consent
In many #MeToo stories, crucial signals, verbal and non-verbal cues, are sent but not received. Why is that?
Rape has costs beyond the physical and emotional: Emergency room visits, therapy, rehab, wasted tuition, lost wages, and lifestyle changes expensive.
A History of Women’s Prisons
While women's prisons historically emphasized the virtues of traditional femininity, the conditions of these prisons were abominable.
Why Everyone Thinks They’re a Victim of Tax Policy
The House of Representatives recently agreed to extend some business tax breaks retroactively into 2014. But the Wall ...
How Not to Pay for Race Discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that it's suing four Whitten Inn hotels over race discrimination